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GERRARD, KENT COP BANS

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RANGERS boss Steven Gerrard has accepted an SFA one-match ban and will be in the stand when his team play Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday afternoon.

On-loan Liverpool winger Ryan Kent has lost his appeal following his punch on Scott Brown and will miss two games.

The Englishman had contested the SFA’s charge for lashing out at the Hoops skipper in the immediate aftermath of James Forrest’s winning goal in the champions’ 2-1 triumph at Parkhead on Sunday.

Kent had scored a 63rd-minute equaliser for his 10-man team – with striker Alfredo Morelos’ red-carded in the first-half with their opponents leading through an Odsonne Edouard solo strike.

By contesting the charge, he was able to play in his side’s 3-0 win over Hearts on Wednesday, but the lost appeal means he will miss the game at Fir Park and the first fixture after the split.

The Govan gaffer was in trouble following comments made to referee Bobby Madden in the aftermath of the loss that saw his team topple 13 points behind Neil Lennon’s men at the top of the Premiership.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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