Following discussions with the EFL, Leyton Orient have confirmed that a number of outstanding regulatory and disciplinary matters relating to the previous ownership of the club have been brought to a mutually acceptable conclusion.
Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis said: “The EFL provided important guidance to the current ownership group on the purchase of the Club. We are very grateful to the EFL for their assistance and pragmatic view on the issues our Club faced over the last few seasons. We are delighted that any negative issues are now behind us, so we can focus on our season ahead without any distractions.”
“Having completed the FA’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test upon buying the Club, we fully understand the importance of the EFL’s test and the way in which they oversee owners of clubs. We understand the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test to be under significant review. With the full support and backing of the clubs and fans within the EFL I am sure the EFL will find a way of reviewing their regulations to fairly and reasonably tighten the criteria for prospective owners in the future. Given the importance, the EFL should be given the time it needs to complete such an extensive review of its policies without any interference, as this crucial review will help protect many clubs and the interests of fans across the country.”