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Boss Coleman faces FA charge

ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for incidents in the Conference match against Aldershot and the FA Cup replay at Colchester.

ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for incidents in the Conference match against Aldershot and the FA Cup replay at Colchester.

And his assistant Jimmy Bell has also been charged with misconduct for the Colchester clash.

The charge sheets arrived at the Interlink Express Stadium this week. The club could face a hefty fine and Coleman could be banned from the touchline.

The club has 14 days to reply.

The Reds' chief and Shots boss Terry Brown were involved in an incident in the dug-out at the match in December although both dismissed it after the match as the "heat of the moment."

And Coleman was asked to sit in the stands for the second half by the referee at Colchester after an incident involving a steward - of which Coleman said he was unfairly blamed.

The charges come as chairman Eric Whalley and the manager have been called before an FA Disciplinary Committee on 17 February for the poor disciplinary record on the pitch. Stanley have had 10 sendings off altogether and been shown 64 yellow cards in the league. "We will have to improve our discipline and it starts on the bench," said the chairman.