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Rooney's dad arrested in 'match-fixing' probe into alleged SPL betting scam

Wayne Rooney's father has been arrested in an investigation into a betting scandal in Scottish football.

Wayne Snr, 48, was arrested at his home in the West Derby area of Liverpool. The Manchester United and England striker’s uncle Richie, 54, was also arrested as a total of nine men were questioned.

The pair were later released on bail pending further inquiries.

Rooney is currently in Montenegro with the England team preparing to play in Friday's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier.

Speaking in Montenegro at 4.30pm, boss Fabio Capello said: 'I spoke to him just five minutes ago. I found him relaxed and calm.

'There is no problem for the game, he will play tomorrow against Montenegro. He told me there are no problems.'

Captain John Terry backed Rooney to put the developments to one side.

He said: 'Wayne is focused on the game tomorrow. We all realise the importance of that.

'It's important for him to go out there and play his football, which he loves doing. He'll always be fully focused on the pitch.

'When you're on the pitch and the training pitch you can switch off from anything in life. Tomorrow's game is the most important thing, we all appreciate that.'

Another one of them was Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings as the investigation into match-fixing in the match between Motherwell and Hearts last year ramps up.

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan confirmed that Jennings was arrested at his home by Merseyside Police on Thursday.

Regan says the development comes after 'extensive enquiries' into alleged betting irregularities in the Scottish Premier League match between Motherwell and Hearts on December 14 last year.

Regan said: 'While the investigation involves several other individuals outwith Scotland, it is important to stress that the evidence gathered throughout this thorough period of investigation has involved only one Scottish match.

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