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Heys has appeal rejected

Former Accrington managing director Robert Heys has lost his appeal to reduce the 21-month ban imposed on him by the Football Association for breaking betting regulations.

In August, Heys, who had been involved with Stanley for over a decade, was suspended for all football activity for nearly two years after he admitted to breaching 735 betting rules, including wagers placed on his own club to lose.

Heys resigned from his role at Accrington in the wake of the news and despite attending an appeal hearing to reduce his ban on October 8, his full punishment, which also included a £1,000 fine, was upheld.

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Heys banned by FA over betting

Accrington managing director Robert Heys has been suspended from all football activity for 21 months by the Football Association after breaching their betting regulations.

The governing body charged Heys at the start of the month and he admitted to 735 breaches of their betting rules at a hearing last Thursday.

Stanley's managing director, who was also fined £1,000, intends to appeal the punishment.

Accy managing director charged

Accrington Stanley's managing director Robert Heys has been charged with a number of betting offences by the Football Association.

The FA's rules prohibit players or officials betting on any matches in competitions with which their club is involved.

Heys, who has been at the League Two club for more than 10 years, has been charged with alleged breaches of FA rules in relation to a number of betting offences and has until August 9 to respond to the charges.

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Webber arrives in Accrington

Accrington have completed the signing of striker Danny Webber on a one-year deal following a successful trial with the club.

Webber, 31, joins the club as a free agent after leaving Doncaster this summer and has been training with the Reds throughout pre-season.

Vidal earns Dale deal

Javan Vidal came through the ranks at Man City. Credit: PA

Rochdale have completed the signing of defender Javan Vidal on non-contract terms following a successful trial with the club.

Vidal, 24, has spent the last three weeks with Dale and has been invited to stay at Spotland by manager Keith Hill.

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