Barton awaiting appeal verdict
Former Clarets midfielder Joey Barton will find out over the week whether his 18-month FA ban is to be reduced.
Barton, 34, was suspended back in April after admitting making more than 1,200 bets over a 10-year period, against FA rules.
He was also fined Â£30,000.
His appeal hearing took place at Wembley last week, as he looks for a more lenient sentence.
He said at the time: "I accept that I broke the rules, but I do feel the penalty is heavier than it might be for less controversial players."
Barton was released at the end of last season at the end of his short-term deal with the club.