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Rangers appeal against McCoist’s touchline ban

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Rangers have announced that the club are appealing against the two match touchline ban handed to assistant manager Ally McCoist following their Scottish Cup defeat to rivals Celtic.

The penalty was set to cover this Sundays Co-operative Insurance Cup Final against Celtic and the subsequent league match, and now McCoist will be in the dugout at Hampden. The SFA will hear his appeal on April 12th, the same day as the governing body discusses the actions of Rangers duo El Hadji Diouf and Madjid Bougherra during the Scottish Cup replay defeat at Celtic Park.

It is reported that the basis of Rangers appeal against the charge is two fold. One that McCoist was not given a chance to state his case, and second that their assistant did nothing wrong in the incident at Celtic Park.

And rivals Celtic could be set to appeal against the ban imposed on Neil Lennon, citing discrepancies within the SFA’s disciplinary process.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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