A member of Leyton Orient's first-team squad has tested positive for COVID-19.

The club have not named the player but says that they have displayed mild symptoms of the virus and, once these were known, they were placed into self-isolation.

The player is now in recovery and still only showing mild symptoms, but the first-team squad will now enter a further seven-day isolation period, following on from a previous seven days, in line with the current government advice.

Head coach Ross Embleton said: “It is obviously a huge concern of everyone’s that a case like this has been reported, and of course it is a worry that it has impacted one of our players and our club directly.

“The positive for us is that the symptoms have not got any worse and the player in question is improving every day.

“It is vital that we continue to follow the guidelines and isolate for another week in order to give the virus the time to pass.”