Cowdenbeath boss Colin Nish faces SFA hearing after derby outburst



Cowdenbeath manager Colin Nish will find out today whether he is to be hit with a touchline ban for comments he made following a fiery Fife derby against Dunfermline.

The 34-year-old will appear at Hampden today being charged with with a breach of disciplinary rule 72 by SFA compliance officer Tony McGlennan.

Nish was sent to the stand by referee Barry Cook as the Blue Brazil succumbed to a contentious 2-1 defeat on January 2 – before pulling no punches in his post-match comments.

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Colin Nish was furious following the Fife clash (Pic: SkySports)

The contest was decided by a controversial Michael Moffat penalty, while Nish felt his side were denied two “stonewall’ penalties of their own.

And Nish said: “You come here to set up a team to play against Dunfermline and then it turns out that you’re not playing against them.

“We had two stonewall penalties in the first half – one of them was the clearest penalty I’ve ever seen in my life – but he doesn’t give it, obviously because there’s a big crowd here in favour of Dunfermline.”

It is understood the notice of complaint relates solely to those comments to the media, rather than Nish’s dismissal from the technical area at East End Park.