BLACKBURN Rovers legend Colin Hendry said he wanted to 'set the record straight' after reports he was facing a bankruptcy hearing over alleged gambling debts.

But the father of four, said he had a 'lot of work to do' before he 'spoke out in detail' later this week.

Reports suggest the former Scotland captain has been issued with a bankruptcy petition by online spread betting company Spreadex.

The hearing is scheduled to take place in two weeks on April 6 at Blackpool County Court.

Mr Hendry has also been ordered to repay £90,000 following a county court judgement in favour of a former neighbour he borrowed money from.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph at his home in Lytham today, Mr Hendry, whose wife Denise died last year after complications from botched plastic surgery, said he did not want to talk about the bankruptcy hearing at this stage.

But he added: “We have had a very tough year but there has been a huge amount of support from friends, family and from the football community.

“I have a lot of work to do and a lot to sort out in the next few days.

“But I want to set the record straight and will be speaking out in detail later this week.”

Hendry, who was nicknamed Braveheart by fans, lost his wife less than a year ago.

She suffered from blood poisoning after cosmetic surgery and then died after further surgery at a Manchester hospital which was designed to help her recuperatate.

An inquest into her death is scheduled for October this year.

A ruling at Blackburn County Court last week went in favour of Hendry’s ex neighbour Hector MacFarlane.

Thailand-based Mr McFarlane's claim was that he was owed £85,000.

But Mr MacFarlane is understood not to want to enforce the judgment.