Butcher Wants To Be Hnads On From The Start
The appeal process allows Terry Butcher to be in the thick of things for his first game in charge of Hibs
Terry Butcher will be able to be in the away dug-out at St Mirren Park for his first game in charge of Hibs St Mirren after registering an appeal against his two game ban. Thursday saw the former Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager handed a £1,000 fine and a two-game ban - one of which is suspended until the end of the season - by an SFA disciplinary tribunal. However, while his appeal remains outstanding, he is free to take his place in the technical area in Paisley. Butcher's punishment was as a result of his involvement in an incident which saw him sent to the stand during his former club's League Cup win over Dundee United last month. The former England captain admitted a charge of misconduct by "acting in an aggressive manner towards players of the opposing team". Butcher and United coach Darren Jackson, whose hearing was postponed, were sent to the stand following the on-field melee which also saw United forward Nadir Ciftci sent off. Ciftci saw his red card rescinded but faces further action over an alleged attack on an assistant referee.A statement by Hibs confirmed they hoped to overturn their new manager's ban. It said: "Hibernian can confirm an appeal has been lodged against the decision by disciplinary tribunal notified against Terry Butcher on 21 November 2013. The appeal has been lodged as per the Procedural Rules For Appeals Proceedings as set down in the Judicial Panel Protocol. Butcher will now take charge of tomorrow's game with the suspension on hold, subject to the appeal."
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