Date: 12th February 2014 at 5:03pm
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Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has been slapped with a one match touchline ban, meaning he’ll miss the trip to the Madejski on Saturday week (or at least not be present in the dugout).

Bowyer, who ironically has watched most of the last two matches from the stands, has been disciplined for his actions after the recent 2-2 at Barnsley where a very – and we do mean very – soft penalty resulted in Rovers surrendering a half-time lead.

After the final whistle the Rovers boss had some choice words for the referee and his assistants, which is ultimately what has landed in him in hot water.

The FA statement read – ‘Gary Bowyer will serve a one-match touchline ban with immediate effect after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.

‘The Blackburn Rovers manager was charged with using language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel and/or dressing room area at the end the game against Barnsley on 28 January 2014 which amounted to improper conduct.

‘Bowyer, who requested a personal hearing, was also fined £3,000.’