Barton's FA hearing is adjourned

Clarets midfielder Joey Barton's FA hearing into alleged betting offences has been adjourned.
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Joey Barton

The 34-year-old was due at Wembley this morning to face an FA commission, having asked for a personal hearing to answer charges in lieu of 1,260 bets over a 10-year period.

A new date will be set in due course, and, until the commission sits, and any potential punishment is meted out, Barton will be available to play for Burnley.

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That means he could be available to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, however, he came off with a hamstring problem in the 3-2 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday, as boss Sean Dyche explained: “Joey was struggling with his hamstring a bit, obviously we don’t know what will happen (with the commission), but you can’t risk players on the verge of a possible injury.”