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Wellens cleared in 'spitting' row

Doncaster midfielder Richie Wellens
Midfielder Richie Wellens was a trainee at Manchester United

Doncaster Rovers midfielder Richie Wellens has been cleared by The FA of spitting at Swansea's Leon Britton.

Wellens was charged with improper conduct after it was claimed he spat in the face of the Swans midfielder.

The alleged incident happened following Doncaster's 3-1 defeat at The Liberty Stadium on 21 February.

Wellens was asked to respond to the FA charge and the 29-year-old was cleared of the allegations at an FA hearing and will face no further action.

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