Leeds United’s Jordan Stevens has been faced with an FA charge after being found to have breached the governing body’s regulations on betting. 

Confirmed by an FA spokesperson, the charge is said to be in connection to 59 bets placed by the midfielder during the 2018/19 season, therefore breaching FA Rule E8

Stevens has been told that he has until next Thursday to issue a response to the allegations, however Leeds United has since confirmed that the player will accept the charge. 

A club statement said: “We acknowledge the charge from the FA regarding Jordan Stevens and a breach of betting regulations.

“Jordan has been fully cooperative with the club and the authorities since the incident was brought to our attention and we can confirm that he will accept the charge.

“The player fully understands he has made an error and whilst we are aware that there may be consequences for his actions, we must also remember that Jordan is a 19-year-old man yet to cement his place as a first team footballer and we believe that educating young players around the various pitfalls which present themselves at this stage of their career is of the utmost importance.

“Therefore we are committed to standing by and supporting all of our young professionals, including Jordan Stevens.”

Just this year, both Paul Scholes and Daniel Sturridge have also been issued with charges from the football governing body over similar betting infractions. 

Scholes’ charges related to an accusation that the former Manchester United and England midfielder placed 140 bets on football matches between 17 August 2015 and 12 January 2019.

Daniel Sturridge, meanwhile, was handed a £75,000 fine and six week suspension from football, after he was found guilty of breaching betting rules.

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