Former Bradford City and Huddersfield Town footballer denies match-fixing plot

Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey arrives at Cannock Magistrates Court where he was charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.
Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey arrives at Cannock Magistrates Court where he was charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.

A former Bradford City and Huddersfield Town footballer has denied being part of a match-fixing conspiracy.

Delroy Facey pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery during a brief hearing before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court.

The former Bolton, Hull City and West Brom striker is alleged to have committed the offence by offering financial advantage to others, including professional footballers, in November 2013.

Facey, whose former clubs also include Notts County, Tranmere and Lincoln, was bailed to appear for trial at the same court on April 13 next year.

The 34-year-old, of Woodhouse Hill, Huddersfield, spoke only to enter his not guilty plea during Monday’s hearing.

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