MORTON kitman Andy Bryan has been suspended after being charged with breaching SFA betting rules.

The Ton have launched a pending investigation after Bryan was cited by the SFA judiciary panel ahead of a hearing on October 24 to determine the outcome of the charges.

The Morton Hall of Fame member has been suspended by the club until further notice and was absent from Saturday’s match against Dunfermline just after the investigation got under way.

The SFA say the alleged violations took place between July 1 2012 and September 30 2019.

Bryan, who has worked at the club for over 40 years, allegedly breached Rule 31 which states: “No club, team official or other member of team staff, player, match official or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall gamble in any way on a football match.”

He has also been charged with breaching Rule 31a, which prohibits ‘gambling of any description on football’.

It is not understood if the charges involve him placing bets on Morton matches.

Morton said in a statement: “Greenock Morton Football Club have been made aware of the findings of a Scottish FA inquiry into alleged gambling on football matches involving one of the club’s employees.

“We as a club support and uphold the values of integrity in the game and have worked closely with the Scottish FA to educate our staff to respect and adhere to policies governing gambling on football.

“We have supported, and shall continue to support, the Scottish FA, in ensuring accountability from any individual who breaches these rules. We have a strict policy on football gambling at the club.

“The issues raised by the Scottish FA in its findings are currently the subject of an internal investigation and as such it would be inappropriate for us as a club to comment further at this time.”