West Ham is the latest English club to be hit with COVID-19 as head coach David Boyes, players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen all tested positive for the virus.

West Ham received the results shortly before the start of their Carabao Cup third round match against Hull on Tuesday evening, for which Diop and Cullen had both initially been named in the starting lineup.

A club statement said: “West Ham United can confirm that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for COVID-19.

“The club’s medical team were informed of the test results as the team were at London Stadium preparing for this evening’s Carabao Cup third-round tie against Hull City. The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home.

“All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols.

“Everyone at West Ham United send their best wishes to David, Issa and Josh.

“Tuesday’s match will go ahead as planned, with Assistant Manager Alan Irvine taking charge of the team.”

The Development at West Ham comes after Tottenham’s Carabao Cup match with Leyton Orient was called off following positive tests at the League Two club.