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Ivan Toney’s ex-teammates charged by FA for betting

The Football Association has hit two former teammates of Ivan Toney from his Northampton Town days with betting charges.

According to the Daily Mail, non-league players Dean Snedker and Lewis Wilson now face similar charges to the Brentford star and could serve a similar ban.

Snedker and Wilson, still active on the football scene at Rushden & Diamonds and Banbury Town, have been slapped with FA Rule E8 breaches. 

These charges stem from their supposed involvement in over 1,200 bets on matches – a taboo given their active participation in the game. 

Snedker’s alleged betting spree spanned from June 2016 to June 2022, involving 503 bets, while Wilson’s gambling track record reportedly includes 745 bets between March 2017 and October 2022. 

The investigation casts a shadow over their continued roles in the sport, forbidding any engagement with football-related betting.

The links between these charges and Toney’s suspension are interesting. The striker’s eight-month ban last May stemmed from his 232 bets, spread across his time at Scunthorpe United, Wigan Athletic, Peterborough United and Brentford. 

This shock revelation has sidelined the 27-year-old until January 16 next year, even banning him from Brentford’s training ground until next month.

FA investigators discovered Snedker and Wilson were betting after uncovering Toney’s telephone records that revealed conversations revolving around football betting. 

Toney and Snedker played together at Northampton from 2012 to 2015, while Wilson joined during the 2012/13 season. They are reportedly still friends.

Snedker is a goalkeeper. He made one appearance for the England Under-19 team while at Northampton. Wilson is a midfielder. 

When the offences occurred, they were at different clubs, including Cambridge City, St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead and Stratford Town.

Toney recently opened up on his gambling addiction. He admitted to placing bets and lying to the FA but declared he had quit. 

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