Huddersfield-born footballer in court charged with match-fixing

A former Premier League footballer, who had spells at Hull, Huddersfield, Rotherham and Lincoln, has appeared in court charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.

Delroy Facey appeared at Cannock Magistrates' Court Credit: Press Association

Delroy Facey, 34, was not required to enter a plea during a two-minute hearing at Cannock Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire.

He is accused of conspiring with four other men, including former non-league footballer Moses Swaibu, to commit fraud by way of bribery between November 1 and 27 last year.

Dressed in a striped polo shirt and dark trousers, Facey spoke only to confirm his address in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, during today's hearing.

Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) originally arrested Facey last November.

The charge brought against him yesterday relates to a football match-fixing investigation by the NCA, which secured the conviction of three men last June.

The charge against Facey alleges that he plotted with Swaibu to induce or reward others to "improperly perform their function" as professional footballers.