Cotterill confident over appeal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill feels he can successfully appeal his FA charge.
Burnley boss Steve Cotterill feels confident he can successfully appeal against his Football Association charge.
The former Cheltenham Town and Stoke City manager is facing an FA charge after being sent to the stand in the closing stages of Burnley's 1-0 defeat at Derby County by referee Mike Riley.
The match also saw Rams counterpart Billy Davies dismissed from the touchline, but he was not charged last week.
Cotterill believes an appeal will not see him face further action from The FA.
"I will appeal because I've had a few good chats with refereeing officials and Billy was sent to the stand, but not charged," Cotterill said.
"I have support from quite a few people in that area and that doesn't collaborate with the story that's been put together.
"That night was ridiculous. We've got 15 days (to appeal) and I've got to get some of my evidence together, but that will be something I will appeal against."
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has returned to parent club Wigan Athletic after being recalled from his loan at Turf Moor.
The former Rotherham United custodian spent just over three weeks of an initial one-month loan, but he has returned to The JJB Stadium as cover for Latics number one Chris Kirkland.
Kirkland missed Wednesday's friendly between England and Spain with a shoulder injury, though Wigan expect the former Liverpool shot-stopper to be passed fit for Sunday's trip to Arsenal.