JASON Tindall described as “excellent” the protocols set out by Cherries to prevent the threat of COVID-19.

The Cherries boss was speaking after the global pandemic once again had an effect on English football this week.

Leyton Orient’s scheduled Carabao Cup third round clash with Tottenham was postponed after a number of players at the League Two club tested positive for the virus.

West Ham manager David Moyes had been at the London Stadium for almost an hour on Tuesday before he and two players were sent home for positive coronavirus tests.

The Hammers and Hull were so close to kick-off that defender Issa Diop and midfielder Josh Cullen, who also tested positive, were initially named in the team for the Carabao Cup contest.

Moyes’ assistant Alan Irvine took charge of the third-round match, which West Ham won 5-1.

Plymouth on Wednesday then confirmed that a player and a non-playing member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The club decided on an additional round of testing following the outbreak at Leyton Orient, who Argyle played last week in the Carabao Cup.

Asked whether he had concerns about coronavirus spreading around football clubs, Cherries boss Tindall said: “First and foremost you wish everyone well that’s got the virus.

“But in terms of here at the football club, the protocols that are in place have been excellent.

“Everybody’s adhering to the right protocols, doing the right thing, adhering to government guidelines.

“So we’ve got no real concerns in terms of this football club because we’re involved in it day to day, we know what goes on and we know how everybody acts.

“Everybody is acting and doing what they are supposed to be doing. What happens at other football clubs and what protocols they’ve got in place, I can’t really comment on that.”