The chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association Gordon Taylor has insisted that the issue of match-fixing was "very high on our agenda".
– Gordon Taylor, Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive
At the beginning of the season we had a team going out to all the clubs telling the players there should be no betting on any competition they have any association with, and that any approaches should be reported to the authorities.
We have had some problems with one or two games in the recent past where players at Accrington Stanley and Bury were charged and sanctioned, so although it is not commonplace in our country we are not complacent or naive.
We need to be vigilant at all levels of the game.