IT'S D-Day for three Accrington Stanley players today (Friday).
Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and midfielder Bobby Grant are due to be sentenced in Liverpool Crown Court after both admitted affray in relation to the fight at The Lounge Club in Southport on 29 December.
England star Steven Gerrard was found not guilty of affray over the incident last month.
And Stanley captain Peter Cavanagh will go before the Football Association on a charge of breaching the FA’s rules on betting.
Four other players – Jay Harris, Robbie Williams, David Mannix and Andy Mangan – have had big fines and been suspended from playing football from sixth months to a year after being found guilty of betting for Bury on the Stanley v Bury match in May 2008.
They bet thousands on the game whereas Cavanagh, who is pleading not guilty, is charged with putting a £5 accumulator on that game and also betting on a Stanley win on another match.
The skipper, who has been at the club for eight years, has not yet taken up the offer of a contract at Stanley as he awaits his fate.