Millwall forward Tim Cahill banned for three matches for violent conduct
By Tejas Kotecha
Last Updated: 24/04/18 6:59pm
Millwall forward Tim Cahill has been banned for three matches after admitting a violent conduct charge during the 3-0 defeat to Fulham.
The 38-year-old was not punished for the incident which happened in the 85th minute, when Cahill appeared to elbow Fulham's Ryan Fredericks, as it was not seen by the match officials.
The Australia international was introduced by manager Neil Harris with 13 minutes to play as the Lions looked to overturn a two-goal deficit.
But just moments after entering the pitch, Cahil tussled with Fredericks and appeared to catch the Fulham defender with a raised elbow.
Cahill said on his Twitter page: "I've accepted a three-game ban by the FA and I'll always accept accountability for my actions on and off the football pitch while representing Millwall.
"My aim now is to contribute in training and to help keep my team-mates focused on trying to secure a play-off place."
I’ve accepted a 3 game ban by The FA and I’ll always accept accountability for my actions on and off the football pitch while representing @MillwallFC My aim now is to contribute in training and to help keep my team-mates focused on trying to secure a Play-Off place. pic.twitter.com/fss17gmMs7— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) April 24, 2018
Cahill, who re-joined the club until the end of the season in January, 13 years after leaving, will miss Millwall's final two games of the Championship season against Middlesbrough and Aston Villa, as they look to seal a place in the play-offs.