Kyle Lafferty: I will have to fight gambling problems for rest of my life

Kyle Lafferty has urged football to reassess its relationship with bookmakers as he faces up to an addiction he admits he may spend the rest of his life tackling.

Two months ago Hearts and Northern Ireland striker Lafferty publicly admitted gambling was a vice he had been wrestling with his entire career.

This weekend the 30-year-old is back in Switzerland -- where he fed his habit with punts on ice hockey during a season at Sion -- in a better frame of mind, even if he has been told he faces a lengthy fight battling his demons.

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