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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

Sunday 5 July

Saturday 4 July

22:11
19:44
19:16
19:11
17:45
17:45
17:10
16:45
16:09
16:06
15:35
13:48
13:17
12:56
12:28
11:14
10:04
08:50
07:47
07:28
07:27
06:58
06:55
06:18
04:44
04:35
04:10
03:24
02:58
01:39

Friday 3 July

Championship table

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

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