AFC Wimbledon to make statement soon on Wally Downes after he is hit with 28-day suspension by FA

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

AFC Wimbledon are due to make a statement soon on Wally Downes’ future after their manager was hit with a 28-day suspension for breaching FA betting rules.

The Dons had already suspended their boss after he was charged.

The FA issued a statement on Friday which said: “AFC Wimbledon manager Wally Downes has been fined £3,000 and suspended from all football and football-related activity for 28 days, until November 14 2019, after admitting breaching FA betting rules.

“Downes placed five bets on football matches between 30 November 2013 and 30 January 2014, and three bets between 16 March 2019 and 12 July 2019.”

Wimbledon added that they would be making a statement “in due course”.

Downes’ assistant Glyn Hodges has been in caretaker charge and has guided them to back-to-back League One victories, once again taking control of today’s home game against Portsmouth.

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