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On-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder James Coppinger has denied being involved in horse race fixing.
Coppinger was one of nine people charged yesterday in connection with race-fixing by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
But the 31-year-old, on loan at Forest from Doncaster, said in a statement on Forest's official website:
All face bans from involvement with racing for several years if the charges are found proven.
The charges relate to a period between November 2010 and March 2011.
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Nottingham Forest midfielder James Coppinger has been charged with race fixing by the British Horseracing Authority.