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Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies banished to stands for Derby County game

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

Former Rams boss Billy Davies

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NOTTINGHAM Forest manager Billy Davies will have to sit in the stand when his team visits Derby County later this month.

The former Rams boss has been hit with a five-match touchline ban, after being found guilty of two charges of improper conduct relating to a half-time incident in the City Ground tunnel during the match against Leicester last month.

Davies admitted that he had clashed with referee Anthony Taylor over his decision not to send off former Reds defender Wes Morgan in the first half, when he had conceded a penalty.

The Forest manager admitted one charge, stating that he used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the referee.

He had denied a second charge of improper conduct, which alleged that he deliberately made contact with the referee.

As well as a touchline ban, Davies was also fined £9,000.

Davies will watch from the stands for games against Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Doncaster, Charlton and at the iPro Stadium Derby on March 22.

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