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Chesterfield's FA Cup fate to be decided at hearing next Monday

Chesterfield officials are to attend a personal hearing at Wembley next Monday after being charged by the Football Association for fielding an ineligible player in the second round of the FA Cup. The League One club could miss out on a place in the last 64 after fielding on-loan Wolves defender Georg Margreitter in their 1-0 victory over MK Dons, despite allegations they had not received written permission from his parent club to do so.

In a statement on the official FA website: "Chesterfield officials will attend a personal hearing at Wembley Stadium next Monday after the club was charged by the FA with a breach of FA Cup rules.

"It is alleged that the club is in breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j)(i) for fielding an ineligible player following Georg Margreitter's appearance in Saturday's second-round tie at MK Dons.

"The club has until 5pm on Thursday to reply to the charge. Club officials will then travel to the capital on Monday for the hearing, which starts at 11.30am. No further comment will be made on the matter at this stage."

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