Former Newcastle United player facing lengthy ban after being linked with £50m move

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney reportedly attended an independent disciplinary hearing for breaking FA betting rules on Tuesday.

Toney could be facing an extended ban of up to six-months after being charged with 262 breaches of football’s betting rules. The offences date back to when Toney was a Newcastle player on loan at Scunthorpe United in 2017.

Ahead of the disciplinary heading, Toney accepted breaking betting rules and is set to find out his punishment after a six-month wait. Toney missed out on the England World Cup squad back in November after the initial allegations against him came to light.

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Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier was banned for 10-weeks while at Atletico Madrid after breaching betting rules. Should Toney be charged, he will miss the start of the 2023-24 campaign and England’s June internationals.

The 27-year-old made his England debut in the 2-0 win over Ukraine back in March as a late substitute for Harry Kane. That remains his only Three Lions appearance to date.

England face Malta and North Macedonia in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers next month with in-form Magpies striker Callum Wilson looking to regain his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad after scoring 10 goals since losing his place to Toney in the last international break.

The former Newcastle striker has scored 20 Premier League goals for Brentford so far this season with only Kane and Erling Haaland scoring more. Toney has been linked with a return to St James’ Park but interest is said to have cooled amid talk of a potential ban.

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