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Ex-Millwall, Hearts, Celtic midfielder Hartley wants betting issues addressed

Alloa Athletic manager Paul Hartley has urged football's governing body to address the gambling culture within Scottish and British football.

In the wake of betting allegations against Rangers midfielder Ian Black, former Millwall, Heart of Midlothian and Celtic midfielder Hartley feels the issue needs to now be taken into account.

"We've not had anyone visit the club in the two-and-a-half years I've been there," he said.

"I think it's a big problem in Scottish football, and probably British football. We've seen the dangers, what happens, you hear in dressing rooms all the time about people betting on coupons.

"I think it's a big problem, and we need to get educated better on it, especially the younger players.

"It's something I'll have to look at now after what's happened. I'll have a meeting with the players, and tell them you just can't bet whatsoever."

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