The FA release the following statement with regards to the FA Cup second-round fixture against Chesterfield.
Chesterfield FC had admitted a breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j), after fielding an ineligible player, namely Georg Margreitter, in their 1-0 win at MK Dons on Saturday 6th December 2014.
Margreitter – on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers – played in the fixture without the necessary written permission having been received by The FA as at the 12noon deadline on Friday 5th December 2014.
After considering submissions made by Chesterfield FC in relation to the charge, the committee has ordered the tie to be replayed at MK Dons on the earliest available date as decided by The FA.
The tie will be played to a finish, with no further replay. No further action was taken against Chesterfield FC as ordering the tie to be replayed was deemed sufficient punishment.
Full written reasons will follow.
The decision is final and binding on all parties."
In addition, the Club will advise a date for the replay once consultation has taken place with all parties.