Blackburn and Scotland star Colin Hendry bankrupt

Former Scotland captain Colin Hendry Colin Hendry captained Scotland and played for several top clubs

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The former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers defender Colin Hendry has been formally declared bankrupt at a Lancashire court.

Hendry, of Lytham, was served with a demand for payment by his creditors on 12 March, Blackpool County Court heard.

He had applied for an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) to pay off the undisclosed amount, but the request was rejected by most creditors.

Among the creditors was SpreadEx, an online betting firm.

The company's barrister, Tim Gosling, said there had been no contact from Mr Hendry since the application for an IVA.

No figures were given by the court as to what Mr Hendry is said to owe and no court documents were made available.

But it has been reported that the former Scotland skipper faces a tax bill of more than £1m and owes thousands of pounds to other creditors.

District Judge Michael Buckley granted the bankruptcy order.

Hendry was capped more than 50 times for Scotland and played for Rangers, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers. He also managed several lower league clubs.

The father-of-four's wife Denise died last year, seven years after a botched liposuction operation.

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