Four men have appeared in crown court charged in connection with a National Crime Agency inquiry into alleged football match-fixing.
Footballers Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, and co-accused Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43, both originally from Singapore, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today for a short 10-minute preliminary hearing.
The four will next appear back at the same court to enter their pleas on March 7, next year.
A provisional trial date has been set for May 19, 2014.
Club Director Mark Turner commented “The Board are disappointed by these allegations and have taken steps to protect the Club”
Mark Turner would also like to state that the Board, Club, coaching staff and players were completely unaware of the actions of these two players.
The Board of Directors would ask that our fans, supporters and sponsors now rally-round our players and support them fully in their league game tomorrow and the 2ndround trophy next week, which is the highest level the Club has reached in its history and for which we are all immensely proud.