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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

Friday 19 December

Thursday 18 December

23:24
23:18
23:11
22:44
22:01
21:34
20:56
19:34
19:32
19:28
19:13
18:24
18:06
17:51
17:24
17:13
17:01
16:55
16:47
16:27
16:23
16:14
16:10
15:55
14:36
14:12
13:43
13:24
13:07
12:45
12:41
12:28
12:26
12:01
11:35
11:12
11:03
10:49
10:48
10:34
09:55
09:46
09:27
05:48
05:16
04:47
04:28
04:18
04:05
04:01
03:43
02:38
01:17
00:44
00:21
00:11
00:05

Wednesday 17 December

23:43
23:41
23:37
23:29
23:22
23:15
23:10
23:05
23:05
23:01
22:39
22:37
22:02
21:14
20:05
19:55
18:11
17:38
17:27
17:16
17:04
16:59
16:58
16:33
16:06
16:04
15:49
14:16
13:45
13:43
13:42
13:42
13:42
12:11
11:55
11:37
10:52
07:25
06:11
05:44
04:04
03:49
02:32
02:15
01:18
01:13
00:05
00:04

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 21 +20 39
2 21 +20 39
3 21 +17 38
4 21 +12 38
5 21 +7 37
6 21 +15 35
7 21 +11 33
8 21 +1 31
9 21 +5 30
10 21 +1 30
11 21 +0 30
12 21 -7 30
13 21 -1 28
14 21 -8 25
15 21 -9 25
16 21 -10 25
17 21 -11 24
18 21 -6 23
19 21 -7 23
20 21 -8 23
21 21 -10 21
22 21 -8 18
23 21 -7 17
24 21 -17 13

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