Cowdenbeath boss Colin Nish facing touchline ban following Fife derby



COLIN Nish could be hit with a dugout ban as his battle to keep Cowdenbeath in League One intensifies.

The Central Park manager has been served with a notice of complaint from Scottish FA compliance officer Tony McGlennan after being sent to the stand during Saturday’s Fife derby against Dunfermline.

(Pic: SkySports)
(Pic: SkySports)

The former Hibs and Kilmarnock striker saw his side plunge to the foot of the table following their 1-0 defeat at home to the Pars after both Brechin City and Forfar Athletic won to leapfrog above them.

A miserable afternoon saw Nish and assistant Jason Dair, and Dunfermline counterpart Allan Johnston all sent to the stand at different points in a fiery 90 minutes.

No action has been taken against either Dair or Johnston, but Nish – who complained to referee Stephen Finnie about the free-kick from which Rhys McCabe curled in the winner – has been called to appear at a Hampden hearing on April 13.

The 35-year-old escaped with a suspended one-match ban back in January after being hauled before a disciplinary hearing for a post-match outburst in the wake of his side’s New Year Fife derby defeat to Dunfermline, during which he was also sent to the stand.

If he is not so lucky this time round, then he will be unable to lead his team from the touchline in at least one of what could be a series of crucial games in the closing weeks of the campaign.