Stockport County boss Jim Gannon will not be able to manage from the dugout this evening as he is forced to serve the second game of his three-match touchline ban.

At close of business yesterday, the FA had yet to provide the written reasons for the manager’s suspension. This is preventing the application of any potential appeal, so the second game of the touchline ban must be served at tomorrow’s FA Trophy quarter-final replay at Maidstone United.

The FA had indicated that the written reasons are likely to arrive at ‘some stage’ this week.

The club says it is disappointed for Gannon that his ban remains in place without any potential for an appeal, ‘but unfortunately we have to accept the position.’


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