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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

Saturday 3 December

Friday 2 December

23:33
22:44
22:34
21:34
20:10
19:45
19:20
19:18
18:21
18:03
17:23
17:19
17:02
16:54
16:42
16:19
15:54
15:44
15:40
15:39
15:22
15:08
14:20
14:13
14:04
13:50
13:47
13:30
12:50
12:09
12:07
12:02
11:45
11:31
11:26
11:12
11:04
10:20
09:57
09:43
09:29
05:26
05:24
02:15
01:39
00:41
00:12

Thursday 1 December

23:14
22:36
21:30
21:29
21:01
20:01
18:40
18:32
17:28
16:16
15:39
15:19
15:02
14:32
14:21
14:12
14:00
13:27
13:24
13:11
13:04
12:40
12:34
12:18
11:51
11:26
10:54
10:35
09:47
09:23
09:11
05:26
05:05
03:34
01:28
01:20
00:19
00:00

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +21 40
2 18 +17 38
3 18 +6 34
4 18 +5 31
5 18 +1 29
6 18 -3 29
7 18 +0 28
8 18 -1 27
9 18 +3 26
10 18 +4 25
11 18 +3 25
12 18 +2 25
13 19 +1 25
14 18 +2 24
15 18 +0 24
16 19 -8 23
17 18 +3 22
18 18 +0 22
19 19 -3 21
20 18 -5 19
21 18 -7 19
22 18 -4 18
23 18 -12 18
24 18 -25 7

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