Dan Gosling: Newcastle midfielder admits to FA betting charge

Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to betting rules.

The FA says the charge concerns "multiple breaches" and that Gosling has requested a personal hearing to answer his case.

The breaches do not relate to matches involving Newcastle or Blackpool, where he has been on loan this season.

The date of the hearing for the 24-year-old has yet to be set.

Gosling is back with Newcastle after having a loan spell with Blackpool earlier in the season.

He was a regular during his three-month stint at the Championship side but has only made three substitute appearances since returning to the Magpies at the start of January.

Gosling's breach of betting rules relates to Rule E8(b) of the FA's regulations. 

The rule states a player: "shall not bet, either directly or indirectly" on matches involving themselves or their team as well as the competition they play in or have played in.

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In addition, players are prohibited from betting in "any other matter concerning or related to any club participating in any league competition that the participant is participating in or has participated in during that season".

Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 last June and banned for four months, with three of those months suspended, for breaching betting regulations.

Crystal Palace striker Cameron Jerome, then at Stoke, received a £50,000 fine in August for the same offence.

However, it is believed neither player was charged over bets relating to games in which they or their clubs were involved.

Accrington Stanley managing director Robert Heys was suspended from football for 21 months and fined £1,000 after admitting 735 breaches of FA betting rules in August.

Three players for Southern League Division One Central club AFC Hayes were also suspended and fined in December over multiple betting rule breaches.

More recently, Barnet right-back Andy Yiadom was fined £1,000 and warned about his future conduct regarding FA Rule E8(b).