A former Huddersfield Town footballer has appeared in court charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.

Delroy Facey was not required to enter a plea during a two-minute hearing at Cannock Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire.

He is accused of conspiring with four other men, including former non-league footballer Moses Swaibu, to commit fraud by way of bribery between November 1 and 27 last year.

Facey, 34, who scored 15 times in 75 appearances  for Huddersfield Town at the start of his career , then went on to play for then Premier League Bolton Wanderers plus a number of other teams including West Brom, Hull City, Tranmere Rovers, Rotherham and Gillingham. was bailed to appear alongside Swaibu at Birmingham Crown Court on September 19.             

Dressed in a striped polo shirt and dark trousers, Facey spoke only to confirm his address in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, during today's hearing.

Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) originally arrested Facey, who played 10 times for Bolton Wanderers in the top tier of English football from 2002 to 2004, last November.

The charge brought against him yesterday relates to a football match-fixing investigation by the NCA, which secured the conviction of
three men last June.

Former Conference South player Swaibu, 25, of Bermondsey, south London, was charged with conspiracy last year and is facing a re-trial.

The charge against Facey alleges that he plotted with Swaibu to induce or reward others to "improperly perform their function" as professional footballers.