Leyton Orient has banned its players from playing FIFA 14 on match days.

The Metro reports (via Sportra) that the ban was put in place after the League One team failed to win a single match following FIFA 14's release last month, despite having previously won eight successive league games.

Funnily enough, as Sportra points out, FIFA 14 is actually Leyton Orient's kit sponsor.

"The [team] coach boasts a fold-out massage table, a coffee machine and Sky TV but the most exciting thing for the players was the PLayStation 3," said Leyton Orient spokesman Jonny Davies.

"[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. The staff were quick to implement a 'no FIFA on a match-day' rule, however.

"The gaffer [manager Russell Slade] suspects several hours playing football on a video game is not conducive to a good performance in the real thing."

FIFA 14 launched on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS on September 27, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions due to follow next month.

Source: sportra.com