Academy case adjourned

Last updated : 09 April 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Academy coaches Peter Beardsley and Kenny Wharton are accused of bullying Ross Gardner and James Beaumont, and both the youngsters have given evidence to the tribunal.

Newspaper reports have suggested that they are not the only two players whose families are unhappy at the conduct of the coaching staff, and Terry McDermott’s son Neale has already left the club as a result.

The club has yet to make an official comment about the case and is unlikely to do so until the outcome is known next month.

The Sunday People and Daily Mail have been taking a particular interest in the case so no doubt they’ll be printing more revelations in the coming weeks, safe in the knowledge that Beardsley and Wharton won’t be able to have their say until the case has concluded.