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Ex-United and Boro Starlet Joins Trinity

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Blue Square Bet North club Gainsborough Trinity have signed former Manchester United and Middlesbrough midfielder Mark Wilson.

Wilson made his debut for United in October 1998 in a League Cup tie against Bury.

In 2001, he joined Middlesbrough in a deal worth around £1.5 million and played sixteen times for Boro as asll we having loan spells with Stoke, Swansea, Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers, where he played between 2006 and 2012 after a stint in the United States with FC Dallas.

He made 140 appearances for Rovers and then signed for Oxford United in January 2012.

Wilson was released from Oxford at the end of last season.

Wilson, 33, is accused of conspiring with seven others, including Ipswich`s Michael Chopra and Doncaster`s James Coppinger and jockey Andrew Heffernan to fix horse races by the British Horseracing Authority.

The allegations focus on horses being laid to lose on betting exchanges in races that took place between November 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011.

Wilson is accused of conspiring with other people to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice as well as offering a bribe to Heffernan between the same period.

If found guilty Wilson could face a ban from all involvement with racing for several years.


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