Forest Green Rovers have denied the accusation made by Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton against their manager, Mark Cooper.

Embleton said that he was called an "imposter" by the Rovers boss before he added "who do you think you are? Justin Edinburgh?"

The O's boss was sent to the stands for reacting to Cooper's comments, while the former Notts County manager received a yellow card from referee Chris Sarginson.

In a short statement on their website, Rovers said: "Forest Green Rovers are aware of the serious allegations made on social media and in the post-match interviews regarding comments reported to be made by our manager during today's game.

"The club firmly denies these accusations and will cooperate fully with Leyton Orient in any investigation that may come in the wake of the game.

"Justin was a close friend of the manager and deserves the utmost respect."

Forest Green chairman Dale Vince posted his own statement on his Twitter account.

It said: "Mark denies saying this or anything like it, he and Justin were close friends.

"The referee and the fourth official have both confirmed this evening that they heard nothing said and the fact is that Leyton's manager was sent off for throwing something at our bench after the first goal was scored. Their manager has to look at himself for the reason for his behaviour."

Forest Green won the game 4-2 through an Ebou Adams brace and goals from Matty Stevens and Junior Mondal, while Matt Harrold and Jordan Maguire-Drew replied for the O's.