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Preston boss Ferguson gets touchline ban

16 September 2010 18:09

LONDON (AFP) - Preston North End manager Darren Ferguson was handed a three-match touchline ban by the Football Association on Thursday after admitting a charge of improper conduct.

Ferguson, the son of Manchester United boss Alex, was charged with improper conduct aggravated by insulting and/or abusive language and behaviour for his conduct towards referee Kevin Friend in the tunnel following Preston's 4-3 loss away to north-west rivals Burnley in the second-tier Championship last weekend.

He was also fined 4,000 pounds at a disciplinary hearing on Thursday.

Ferguson, speaking to the media after Preston's defeat by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, said: "I have apologised to the FA and also to the referee.

"I'm only 38, I'm still learning myself, and I lost my temper. I know I was out of order."

The ban will begin this weekend when Preston host Norwich at Deepdale on Saturday aiming to improve on a record of five defeats in six games so far.

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Competition
Championship
Date
11 September 2010
Game week
5
Kick-off
18:15
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
4 - 3
Venue
Turf Moor (Burnley)
Attendance
15509

Goals

C. Iwelumo 9'
(assist by R. Wallace) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 3
70' J. Parkin
 (assist by K. Tracey)
C. Iwelumo 84'
(assist by G. Alexander) 
2 - 3
C. Iwelumo 88'
(assist by G. Alexander) 
3 - 3
J. Rodriguez 90'
(assist by W. Elliott) 
4 - 3

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12
5
21
15
2
3
22
8
11 25'
10
9 9' 84' 88'
Coach: B. Laws
# Player Bookings
1
3
4 90'
19 25' 78'
2 51'
11 32'
6
7
15 23'
26 70'
18
Coach: D. Ferguson

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
33
19 90'
18
1
4
30
# Player Bookings
17
20
8
25
9
12
5

Thursday 25 August

Wednesday 24 August

23:41
23:16
22:44
22:05
21:20
20:45
20:12
20:07
20:00
19:37
18:58
18:34
18:15
18:11
17:53
17:52
17:17
17:16
16:37
16:36
16:20
16:11
15:28
14:59
14:56
14:36
14:18
13:57
13:36
13:35
13:32
13:26
13:12
12:48
12:19
11:35
10:40
09:54
09:26
09:07
07:19
07:08
06:15
04:28
04:26
02:17
01:40
01:31
00:32
00:03
00:02

Tuesday 23 August

23:36
23:29
23:28
23:26
22:46
22:44
22:44
22:13
20:13
20:02
19:58
19:41
19:08
18:37
17:46
17:38
17:31
17:23
17:03
16:44
16:44
15:49
15:34
15:14
14:43
14:15
13:34
13:02
12:54
12:25
11:56
10:26
09:42
09:12
08:57
05:43
03:51
03:35
01:58
01:57
01:16
01:13
01:06
00:16
00:01
00:01

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +3 10
2 4 +6 8
3 4 +4 8
4 4 +4 8
5 4 +2 8
6 4 +2 6
7 4 +2 6
8 4 +1 6
9 4 +0 6
10 4 +0 6
11 4 -2 6
12 4 +2 5
13 4 +0 5
14 4 -1 5
15 4 -1 5
16 4 -1 5
17 4 +1 4
18 4 +0 4
19 4 -2 4
20 4 -3 4
21 4 -4 4
22 4 -5 4
23 4 -1 3
24 4 -7 1

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