Stoke City forward Cameron Jerome charged with betting offences by the FA

Cameron Jerome spent a lot of time on the bench last season. Photo: PA

Stoke striker Cameron Jerome has admitted charges of breaching the Football Association's betting regulations.

The 26-year-old, a former Birmingham and England under-21 international player, has been charged with betting on a competition in which his team plays, which is contrary to FA regulations.

It is understood that there is no suggestion of any match-fixing allegations or that Jerome has gambled on games he has been involved in.

An FA statement said: "The FA has charged Stoke City's Cameron Jerome with breaches of its rules in relation to a number of betting offences.

"Jerome has admitted the charges. A date for an Independent Regulatory Commission to hear the case will be set in due course."

Stoke said they would be supporting the striker at the disciplinary hearing.

A statement from the club read: "Stoke City can confirm that Cameron Jerome accepts the FA charges made against him in relation to breaches of its betting rules.

"Cameron has admitted the charges and will in due course attend an Independent Regulatory Commission, at which he will be supported by the club.

"The club or the player will not be making any further comment at this time."

In June, Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend was fined £18,000 and banned for four months, three of those months suspended, for a breach of betting regulations. The charges meant that he missed playing for England under-21s in the European Championships after he withdrew from the squad.