Leyton Orient 'ban players from playing FIFA 14 ahead of matchdays'

League One outfit Leyton Orient ban their players from playing video game 'FIFA 14' before matches.

League One outfit Leyton Orient have banned their players from playing video game FIFA 14 ahead of their matches.

Orient currently sit at the top of the league table, but have not won a match since the game was released on September 27.

"[The players] got stuck into the new 'FIFA 14' game and at times even played as themselves against Oldham in preparation for the match the following day," Leyton Orient communications manager Jonny Davies told The Independent.

"The staff were quick to implement a 'no FIFA on a matchday' rule, however. The gaffer (Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade) suspects several hours playing football on a video game is not conducive to a good performance in the real thing."

Orient won eight matches in succession before the release of the video game.

Orient players celebrate a goal by Kevin Lisbie on September 14, 2013
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