Former Walsall striker jailed

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By CarlyBaldwin | Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:41

Ex-Saddlers striker Troy Deeney was yesterday jailed for ten months for his part in an incident outside a Birmingham nightclub in February.

The forward, who moved to Watford in 2010, was caught on CCTV as he kicked a student in the head during the brawl outside Bliss Nightclub on Broad Street, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

Deeney was sentenced alongside three other men - including his younger brother - after the incident left one man with a broken jaw and another requiring 20 stitches to a facial injury.

The judge called the incident a 'gratuitous beating', telling Deeney and his co-defendants: "At least one kicked a man while he was already on the ground and had very probably already suffered a really serious injury."

Deeney, 23 and from Chelmsley Wood, made over 100 appearances for the Saddlers in his four years at the Banks's Stadium, scoring 27 goals.

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