Ross County will speak to defender Callum Semple after he was issued with a notice of complaint for betting on football.
Semple, a January signing from Sheffield United, was given the notice by the Scottish FA yesterday for allegedly gambling on games between July 1 and March 1.
Staggies co-manager Steven Ferguson said the news had caught them by surprise but they had received little information on the charge.
He was involved as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Falkirk on Tuesday night and has made three appearances since joining the Staggies. He spent the first of the season on loan at Queen of the South.
Ferguson said: “I know a notice of complaint has been issued and we’ll deal with it in-house. We’ve not really had the chance to speak to him about it as it came out late in the day on Thursday. In all honesty, I don’t know too much about it.
“You could do without it, that’s for sure. I’m led to believe it’s not while he’s been at Ross County and it has nothing to do with Ross County. We’ll wait and see how it pans out.”
Semple has until Monday to respond to the charge, with a principal hearing date set for March 28.
County had been preparing for last night’s Highland derby with neighbours Caley Thistle, however the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Heavy rain through the week in Inverness prompted a 12.30pm inspection and the game was given little chance of going ahead by Friday morning.
Ferguson added: “Myself and Stuart (Kettlewell) went through with John Robertson and Scott Kellacher on Thursday and the pitch was underwater. I’m surprised it took the league so long to call it off.
“It’s the right decision and there’s nothing we can do about it. We’ll just start preparing for Dundee United.”
County have an 11-point lead over the Arabs at the top of the Championship and a win at Tannadice would give them a huge step towards claiming the title, returning to the Premiership at the first attempt.
Ferguson said: “There’s three points up for grabs and it’s magnified because Dundee United are directly below us in the table. They will see it as an opportunity to derail us from the form we’re on.
“The form we’ve been on is pleasing and we’ve picked up a lot of points over the last six games. As far as we’re concerned we want to make that seven games.
“Dundee United have recruited a lot of players in the window and Robbie Neilson has now got his own players in. They’ll be a completely different team.”