The Football Association has issued a statement to confirm that Kyle Walker will not face any disciplinary action over allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide at a nightclub earlier this year, after photos appeared on social media and in several tabloid newspapers.

The FA statement, released on Monday, reads:

"Kyle Walker has expressed his regret for an error of judgement when inhaling Nitrous Oxide earlier this year. The FA and the England manager have spoken to Kyle about the matter and he has assured us it will not happen again.

"Inhaling Nitrous Oxide is not illegal, but we recognise the associated dangers. Kyle has accepted this mistake.

"He will not face any action under the England Player Code of Conduct.

"The FA and England manager will not be making any further comment on this matter and will be focusing their full attention on Tuesday's match with Ukraine."

The Spurs and England defender has apologised over the photos, which surfaced on social media last week. Walker is currently away on international duty with the England squad, facing crucial World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.

Walker started in England’s 4-0 defeat of Moldova at Wembley, playing the full 90 minutes. He is expected to remain with the England squad for their match against Ukraine tonight.

The former Sheffield United academy graduate has been a regular in the Tottenham Hotspur side since 2011, and won the PFA Young Player of the Year award following his first full campaign at White Hart Lane.

He remains the club's first-choice right back under new manager Andre Villas-Boas. 

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