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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

Monday 16 January

Sunday 15 January

23:58
23:39
23:35
23:04
22:53
22:50
21:52
21:40
21:05
20:22
20:08
19:51
19:41
19:36
19:11
19:03
19:02
17:38
17:37
17:15
17:08
16:54
16:40
16:35
16:26
15:58
14:24
14:18
13:17
11:59
11:36
10:50
10:33
08:24
04:08
04:06
03:03
02:09
00:48
00:21
00:08

Saturday 14 January

23:49
23:49
23:37
23:06
22:59
22:26
22:23
22:03
21:34
21:32
21:21
21:17
21:08
20:53
20:49
20:43
20:40
20:37
20:36
20:30
20:25
20:19
20:18
20:07
20:02
19:47
19:40
19:33
19:31
19:27
19:22
19:18
19:07
19:04
18:50
18:50
18:41
18:28
18:12
18:08
18:05
18:01
18:00
17:59
17:58
17:50
17:44
17:40
17:13
16:53
16:33
16:33
16:32
16:31
16:12
16:08
15:55
15:29
15:26
14:46
14:45
14:26
14:18
14:14
12:53
12:36
11:52
11:10
03:13
02:15
01:41
01:03
00:23

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +29 55
2 25 +23 54
3 26 +11 48
4 25 +3 46
5 26 +0 46
6 26 +6 45
7 26 +5 40
8 25 +13 39
9 26 +3 39
10 26 +4 38
11 26 +3 37
12 26 -5 36
13 26 +1 35
14 26 -3 34
15 26 +0 33
16 26 -1 32
17 26 -11 32
18 25 -10 30
19 26 -3 27
20 26 -8 27
21 26 -10 25
22 26 -12 24
23 26 -9 22
24 26 -29 16

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