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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 March 2007, 23:46 GMT
Accrington hit with League charge
Accrington Stanley have confirmed they have been charged by the Football League for fielding ineligible players.

Preston youth team striker, Chris McGrail played twice for Stanley when on work experience at the club and registered as a scholar with North End.

McGrail, 17, appeared as a substitute in Accrington's 3-2 win over Mansfield on 16 January and in Stanley's 1-1 draw with Wycombe on 20 January.

The other game and player are unknown at this stage.

The League Two club could now be facing the possibility of being deducted points.

Already this season AFC Wimbledon have been deducted 18 points for playing an ineligible player and Bury were kicked out of the FA Cup for the same reason.

A statement on Accrington's official website read: "Issues surrounding the registration of players is a complex matter.

"The club considers the charges to be technical issues and will submit a detailed defence to the disciplinary commission hearing early next month.

"Accrington Stanley Football Club is taking expert advice in this matter and can assure supporters that they will take every available option open to them to ensure that League status is maintained.

"The club will make no further comment at the present time."



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