Ross County defender Callum Semple was charged with gaming on football matches within an eight-month period.

The centre-half, 20, was cited by the FA for alleged offences in August annually up to 1 March.

There’s absolutely not any hint he put a bet on the game he played either for County or while on loan in Queen of the South.

Semple has until Monday to answer the charge of breaching rule 3 1 of betting on a football game, with a hearing scheduled for 28 March.

Referee Nikki Fraser, who is understood to officiate at junior and amateur level, continues to be charged with betting on matches within a five-year period up until March this year. He additionally offers until Monday to respond.

Back in 2015, afterward Partick Thistle forwards Steven Lawless was prohibited for two games for betting, together with former Rangers striker Ian Black frozen for 10 matches.

Ayr United’s Michael Moffat needed his six-game ban for betting on fittings between his own club reduced to four matches in 2014.