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Ireland U21 goalkeeper fails out-of-competition drugs test

Published 17/05/2015 | 10:30

Ireland U21 goalkeeper Aaron McCarey
Ireland U21 goalkeeper Aaron McCarey

Former Ireland U-21 international Aaron McCarey has denied any wrong-doing following his failed drug test for a non-performance enhancing substance, it has been confirmed.

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Last night his club Wolves issued a statement confirming they had suspended McCarey following the revelation.

“Aaron McCarey has failed an out of competition Football Association (FA) drug test for a non-performance enhancing substance.

“As a result, the Wolves goalkeeper is now subject to an immediate FA suspension from all competitive forms of football.

“The immediate suspension is a standard procedure whilst the FA’s investigation is concluded.

“Aaron McCarey strenuously denies deliberately taking any banned substance.

“The Club is extremely disappointed and concerned that one of its players has failed a drugs test.

“Neither the player nor the Club will be making any further comment whilst the FA investigation is underway and not until the matter has been fully concluded.”

McCarey joined Wolves in 2010 after a season at his native Monaghan where he made his first-team debut at 17 and has spent time on loan at AFC Telford, Walsall and York City.

The shot-stopper has been capped from U17 to U21 level and received his first call up to the senior squad as a replacement for Keiren Westwood, for a friendly against Spain in New York in June 2013

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