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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. Treacy)
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 December

Wednesday 24 December

22:46
22:01
21:20
20:39
20:18
19:08
18:35
17:52
17:20
17:07
16:30
16:04
15:45
15:28
15:04
14:59
14:49
14:24
13:43
13:31
13:16
12:49
12:46
12:28
11:53
11:05
11:04
10:25
09:54
08:24
06:14
02:25
01:08
00:44

Tuesday 23 December

21:16
20:37
19:12
18:23
18:21
18:18
17:57
17:53
17:49
17:14
17:14
17:06
16:56
16:37
16:12
16:11
16:11
16:00
15:51
15:32
15:14
14:48
14:16
14:13
14:03
13:54
13:32
12:58
12:45
12:34
12:17
11:33
11:29
11:27
10:56
10:31
09:51
09:41
09:33
09:13
05:30
04:57
03:11
01:38
01:22
00:15
00:12
00:00

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 22 +25 42
2 22 +14 41
3 22 +8 40
4 22 +18 39
5 22 +17 39
6 22 +16 38
7 22 +11 34
8 22 +3 34
9 22 +5 31
10 22 -7 31
11 22 -1 30
12 22 -1 30
13 22 -4 28
14 22 -5 28
15 22 -8 28
16 22 -5 26
17 22 -11 25
18 22 -7 24
19 22 -9 24
20 22 -12 24
21 22 -9 23
22 22 -8 19
23 22 -8 17
24 22 -22 13

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