Preston players released from bail

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Preston have announced that all of their players arrested earlier this year in connection with alleged spot-fixing have been released from bail.

Six of the club's players, including captain John Welsh, were named in a number of reports as having been arrested in April as part of an investigation being conducted by the National Crime Agency.

Keith Keane, Bailey Wright, David Buchanan, Ben Davies and Graham Cummins were the others.

On Friday Preston released a statement which said: "In April of this year a number of our players were very publicly arrested in connection with a wider investigation into 'spot fixing' in football.

"At the time, they were bailed with a date for answering bail subsequently set for Wednesday 30th July 2014.

"We have today been informed that all of our players have been released from bail and are no longer under any form of formal arrest procedure.

"There will be no further comment on this matter."