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Frank shares Toney's disappointment and 'surprise' over betting case leaks

Thomas Frank says he shares Ivan Toney's disappointment and "surprise" over details of his ongoing FA betting case being leaked this week.

After the Daily Mail revealed Toney had admitted to some of the 262 alleged breaches of gambling rules, while denying others, the striker said via Instagram that his lawyers will be writing to the FA to request a "leak inquiry

The 26-year-old also described how the last time "stories have appeared in the newspapers" was before selection for the England World Cup squad, from which Toney was omitted - and now Brentford boss Frank has also questioned why information has come out.

"We share the disappointment of Ivan in terms of the leaks for a confidential case. That surprised me massively," he said, ahead of Brentford's Monday Night Football game against Fulham. "The timing of the leaks just before the World Cup and the March international break.

    "The talk about there [being] a potential ban as long as up to six months disappointed us, and then we share the disappointment of talk that Ivan trained badly with the England squad, what is that?

    "It's his first time with the England squad, I've never met a player that wouldn't do everything they can on the training pitch or do well to impress the gaffer.

    "I can only talk about Ivan from what I see every day, he's a fantastic person around the group. He's got that unique emotional intelligence to be aware of the lowest player and to the top players and every staff member. He trains well.

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