Match fixing 'not even discussed'

The match-fixing scandal which hit Norwich City last week has not even been discussed in the dressing room, according to manager Glenn Roeder. The FA are investigating claims of irregular betting patterns during City's home defeat by Derby a fortnight ago - claims which were brought to light by MPs Norman Lamb and Ian Gibson.

The match-fixing scandal which hit Norwich City last week has not even been discussed in the dressing room, according to manager Glenn Roeder.

The FA are investigating claims of irregular betting patterns during City's home defeat by Derby a fortnight ago - claims which were brought to light by MPs Norman Lamb and Ian Gibson.

But Roeder says the club are clean, and that the issue did not affect the build-up to the trip to Bristol on Saturday.

"We haven't taken any notice of it and that's the truth," he said. "We have just got on with our lives, we have nothing to worry about.


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"It is always disappointing that these stories arise and even more disappointing when it's your club involved, but there is no one at Norwich City who has got anything to be concerned about or worried about and to be honest we have not even spoken about it. It is up to the FA to deal with it now there is nothing we can do, it is up to the FA to do what they have got to do - open and then close the book.

"I think the actual thought of something like that going on is completely disgusting. It is just beyond my way of thinking that something like that can happen - potentially can happen because it could all come to nothing - that people can get involved in something like this, but there again I am not that naïve to realise that where there is potential to make money the evil people normally swill around somewhere at the bottom of the barrel. But we haven't got anything to worry about. I am absolutely 100pc certain."

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