Touchline ban for Clough
Derby manager Nigel Clough has been handed a one-match touchline by the FA and been fined £1,000.
Last Updated: 28/04/10 11:27am
Derby County manager Nigel Clough has been handed a one-match touchline by the Football Association and been fined £1,000.
Clough had been charged with improper conduct by the FA after he was sent to the stand by referee Jonathan Moss during the Championship game against Ipswich Town on 5th April.
He attended a personal hearing on Tuesday in Birmingham where he accepted the charge and was warned as to his future conduct.
The suspension comes into effect immediately and means Clough will be absent from the dugout for the final game of the season against Cardiff City on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Rob Hulse has undergone surgery to fix a groin and adductor tendon problem which has been troubling the Derby striker for some time.
Hulse has missed the last two matches with the injury, but he is expected to be fit in time to take part in pre-season training.
Clough said: "Rob has been carrying the injury for some time and we believe surgery will clear up the problem."