Leyton Orient have told the Football League they have a plan in place in order to settle their unpaid tax bill.

On Wednesday, March 1 the east London club was issued a winding-up petition from HMRC to gather what is believed to be an unpaid tax bill in the region of £125,000-£250,000.

The club are the creditors are due to appear at High Court on Monday to settle the dispute.

Other creditors, such as Alchemy Creations who print the programme, have since been revealed. 

According to the Evening Standard, the struggling club met with League bosses on Thursday, March 9 and offered reassurances to the officials.

The O's also stressed they would be capable of fulfilling their final nine fixtures of this season's League Two campaign.

An EFL spokesman said: "The EFL met with Leyton Orient last Thursday to gain a full understanding of the current issues that surround our member club.

"We were advised that a funding plan is in place to clear the petition debt, currently subject to an HMRC hearing at the High Court on March 20, and to complete their remaining nine fixtures.

"We remain in regular dialogue with the Club and, as the competition organiser, the EFL will continue to offer whatever practical assistance is available to us as the club continues to navigate itself away from their current position.

"The issue of the ownership of the Club is not a matter for the EFL, as long as our regulations are met and any sale of the club is a matter for its shareholders, at this stage.

"We will continue to monitor developments."

After last night's 5-0 thumping at the hands of Accrington Stanley, Orient sits bottom of the table seven points adrift from safety.

Last week it was revealed Francesco Becchetti has a deal on the table from a prospective buyer.

It is believed he wants the £4million he paid for the club which he bought in 2014 from then owner Barry Hearn. 

The EFL have been contacted.