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Delroy Facey denies football match-fixing charges

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Image caption Delroy Facey ended his career in 2012 at Hereford United

A former Premier League footballer has denied being part of a match-fixing conspiracy.

Delroy Facey, 34, of Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, pleaded not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery.

He is alleged to have committed the offence by offering financial advantage to others, including professional footballers, in November 2013.

Mr Facey was bailed to appear for trial at the same court in April.

The former striker played began as a trainee at Huddersfield town before joining Bolton Wanderers in 2002.

Over the next decade he featured for a host of clubs including: Bradford, Burnley, Gillingham, Hereford United, Hull City, Lincoln City, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Rotherham United, Tranmere Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.

Officers from the National Crime Agency charged Mr Facey in September as part of what they described as an ongoing match-fixing investigation.

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