Fans all saying the same thing as Ivan Toney starts for Brentford against Tottenham on Prem return amid betting charges | The Sun

FANS were all saying the same thing after Ivan Toney was named in the starting line-up against Tottenham.

SunSport exclusively revealed in November that the Brentford striker was at the centre of a match-betting probe.

The Football Association are investigating Toney over allegations of wagers placed on games.

And earlier this month the 26-year-old was hit with a further 30 betting charges.

Despite the investigation, the forward was named up front for Brentford against Tottenham for today's Premier League lunchtime clash.

And fans on Twitter were baffled when they saw his name on the teamsheet amid the controversy.

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One asked: "How is Toney playing sorry?"

Another said: "Didn't think Toney was going to be in the Brentford squad after the investigation.

Another fan said simply: "How's Toney allowed to play?"

The ex-Peterborough hitman has been in hot form all season and only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have scored more goals in the league than him.

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Toney notched up eight strikes before the Christmas break – including a spectacular double to down Manchester City before the World Cup.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank, who signed a new contract this week, has insisted Toney's off-the-field issues will not affect him.

He told Amazon Prime before the lunchtime game: "I think, to be completely honest, you can never be sure on any player [and their headspace] because you can never know 100 per cent what is happening in the background.

"But [if] there is one player who I believe is mentally strong enough to deal with everything around him, it is Ivan.

"He's a remarkable character in that sense. I'm convinced he'll want to go out there and talk about football with his performance today."

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