League Two: Reports claim beleaguered Leyton Orient staff & players finally receive wages

Danny Ryan

Leyton Orient's players and staff have finally received their wages for the month of March and are set to receive their wages for April on Friday, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The club have been in turmoil this season amid allegations of mismanagement and the controversial ownership of Francesco Becchetti. Orient were recently relegated from the Football League, after a dismal campaign which sees them rooted to the foot of League Two.

The gravity of the current predicament is so bad that some members of staff have been forced to relocate from their homes.

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Sky's report claims staff at the club were repeatedly rejected by the owners when they asked for their salaries so instead, they had to go to the FA and EFL to help sort out the situation.

The EFL responded by saying that they were "extremely concerned" by the matter and would do all they could to help. Thankfully, it appears that their work was successful.

Since the Italian businessman Becchetti has been in charge, the club have been on a dramatic slide, falling from the play-off places in League One into the National League.

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It is the first time the club have dropped out of the Football League in their 112 year history and their fate was sealed on the weekend after a 3-0 defeat away to Crewe.

On Monday, honorary life president Barry Hearn actually stepped down from his position, citing Becchetti as the primary reason for his departure.

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