Stanley defender Mitch Clark has been charged by the FA after allegedly breaching betting rules.

An official statement on the official FA Spokesperson Twitter account said that Clark had allegedly placed bets on 312 football matches during a 13-month spell.

The statement read: “Accrington Stanley’s Mitch Clark has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules.

“It’s alleged that the defender breached rule E1(b) in respect of 312 bets placed on football matches between February 8, 2022 and March 10, 2023.

“Mitch Clark has until May 17 to provide his response.”

Clark, who came through Aston Villa’s youth ranks, joined the Reds from Leicester City on a two-year deal in the summer of 2021.

The 24-year-old made 49 appearances in all competitions this season as John Coleman’s men were relegated after a five-year stay in League One.

Stanley recorded a 2-1 win at Oxford on the final day thanks to goals from Korede Adedoyin and Aaron Pressley in the second half.

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