Earlier today, we shared the news of our postponement of our game with Bristol Rovers, a New Year’s Day clash we were all looking forward to.
We are of course disappointed with the postponement of the Bristol Rovers game, even more so by the late nature of the postponement.
We have been in contact with Bristol Rovers throughout the week regarding their reduced player availability, although we understood the fixture would still proceed in accordance with the EFL rules.
The Club expect the EFL to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the postponement of today’s fixture.
Whilst there is of course so much that is taken out of our hands with the spread of the virus, there are things that can be done.
The postponements of fixtures are not helping sustainability of football, and more and more costs are incurred through the later postponements.
We need to do more as individual clubs, and collectively the EFL, to ensure rules around postponements change for the better.
In closing, we wish all our supporters a very happy new year and look forward to seeing many of you at Stoke City in the FA Cup on Sunday 9th.
Leyton Orient Chairman