Leyton Orient fail to pay players and staff

Fabio Liverani
Image: Fabio Liverani: Leyton Orient boss

Leyton Orient have not paid their players or some of their staff, according to Sky Sports News HQ sources.

They were meant to be paid on Friday morning but it is understood that this did not happen. There was no comment from the League One club.

Barry Hearn sold the club to Italian businessman Francesco Becchetti last summer and the new owner set his sights on reaching the Championship following his arrival but the O's have struggled in the current campaign.

The east London club, who were beaten in the League One play-off final in May, are currently 23rd in the table - two points from safety - having had four managers this season.

Russell Slade left for Cardiff in September and, after Kevin Nugent and Mauro Milanese enjoyed brief spells in charge, current incumbent Fabio Liverani took over in December.

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