Prutton admits charges
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southampton's David Prutton has admitted two charges of improper conduct.Southampton midfielder David Prutton has admitted two charges of improper conduct following his sending off against Arsenal.
Prutton was sent off for two bookable offences during his side's 1-1 draw last weekend and then compounded his misery by appearing to push referee Alan Wiley.
The former Nottingham Forest man had to be escorted from the pitch and The Football Association decided to hand Prutton two improper conduct charges for his action.
"Southampton's David Prutton has admitted two charges of improper conduct in relation to an incident following his sending-off against Arsenal on February 26," read a FA statement.
"The case will be heard by a disciplinary commission on Wednesday, March 2.
"The first charge relates to his failure to leave the field of play promptly following his dismissal and his attempt to remonstrate with the assistant referee, during which he pushed the referee on at least one occasion.
"The second charge relates to his threatening words and/or behaviour towards a match official."
Prutton, who apologised for his remonstrations on Monday, has opted against launching an appeal and now seems set to be handed a lengthy ban.
The FA disciplinary commission are set to hear Prutton's case on Wednesday after which he will learn he long he faces on the sidelines.