Dan Gosling
Gosling admits FA charge.

Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted to a FA misconduct charge in relation to betting rules, the club have confirmed.

The charge relates to "multiple" breaches of Rule E8(b) of the FA's regulations and the 24-year-old has requested a personal hearing to answer to his case.

"Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling has admitted an FA charge in relation to multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting," a statement on the club's official website read.

"Gosling has requested a personal hearing, the date of which will be set in due course."

Rule E8(b) specifies "players must not bet either directly or indirectly or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on any result, progress or conduct of a match or competition in which they participate or have participated in during a season or in which they have any influence."

24-year-old Gosling has recently returned to St James' Park following a loan stint at Championship side Blackpool. The midfielder has made just three appearances since his return to St James' Park in January.

Previous incidents of Premier League players being punished for betting misconduct include Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend, who was fined £18,000 by the FA last June. The 22-year-old was banned for four months with three of those suspended but still missed out on England's Under-21 European Championship campaign as a result.

Crystal Palace striker Cameron Jerome received a fine of £50,000 for the same offence in August.

Gosling, who began his career at Plymouth Argyle, signed for Everton in 2008 before leaving Merseyside to join Newcastle on a free transfer in 2010.