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Accrington and Ray Putterill both charged by the FA

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Accrington and Ray Putterill have both been charged by the Football Association after the midfielder played whilst under a county FA suspension.

Putterill scored in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Tranmere Rovers.

However, he is currently under a 42-day suspension from the Liverpool County FA for improper or insulting behaviour whilst playing for Halewood in April.

Stanley's Trophy tie against Stockport has been postponed pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing.

"We're shocked that it's come about," Accrington chief executive Rob Heys told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"We've got stringent procedures in place to make sure that that we're fully aware of every player's history although we weren't made aware that Ray had been playing for a local non-league side.

"We asked Ray when he signed about the last club he played for and as far as we were aware it was Liverpool. But it turns out while he was trying to get his fitness back last year he made a few appearances for Halewood."

Former Liverpool youth team player Putterill joined Stanley on a free this summer and has so far made seven appearances, scoring two goals.

"There's a lot of questions to be asked and a lot of answers we want before we make an official statement. But at the same time there's one or two questions of the information that's been sent out from the Liverpool FA, not least of all why Accrington weren't notified sooner and how Ray has claimed he didn't know about it either."

The Football League will be responsible for considering the matter with relation to Johnstone's Paint Trophy competition rules.



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Tranmere 1-1 Accrington (pens 3-5)
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