A footballing embarrassment has hit the English division, as League Two club Accrington Stanley has ended Paddy Lacey’s agreement after he was given a fourteen-month drugs ban by the Football Association.
This occurred as the midfielder tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, which is a metabolite of cocaine after Stanley’s league match against Hartlepool a year ago.
The player has confessed to breaking doping rules and the suspension is viable from the fifteenth of December to the fourteenth of February 2018.
The club have released a statement adding to the storm stating;
“Accrington Stanley has solid values on anybody taking any restricted substances and will dependably act in the most grounded conceivable approach to ensure the uprightness of the football club,”
The player joined the club back in last Summer’s transfer window and has managed to make 17 appearances for the club this season. Though the player hasn’t managed to cross the line onto the pitch since December, after being banned imminently following on from being tested positive for the drug.
The Englishman signed the club on a one-year deal from Barrow and has played for high stature clubs such as Bradford city before getting sent out on loan to try to get some regular first team football. However, nothing evolved from that and ended up leaving the club in search of first-team football.