Harry Toffolo has been handed a five-month suspended ban after admitting to breaking betting rules, allowing Nottingham Forest to name the defender in their revised 25-man Premier League squad.
In July the Football Association charged Toffolo with breaching betting regulations on 375 occasions, across a three-year period while contracted to Norwich. Toffolo was found to be in breach of FA rule E8, which prohibits players from betting on games, asking others to do so on their behalf or sharing privileged information for betting purposes.
The ban, imposed by an independent regulatory commission, is suspended until the end of 2024-25 and the 28-year-old full-back has also been fined £20,956.
The FA takes each case on its own individual merits. It said the written reasons for the decisions “will be published in due course”. Forest have declined to comment on Toffolo’s sanction.
Toffolo made 21 appearances for Forest last season after joining from Huddersfield Town. He has featured once this season, in a Carabao Cup defeat against Burnley. He has been included in Forest’s updated squad list, confirmed on Wednesday. Jonjo Shelvey, Emmanuel Dennis, Ethan Horvath and Harry Arter are among those left out.
In May, the England and Brentford striker Ivan Toney was banned for eight months after admitting to 232 breaches of the FA’s betting rules.