Holloway banned following outburst

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has been fined £2,000 and will serve a one-match touchline ban after admitting a charge of improper conduct.

The charge is for the use of insulting and/or abusive language and behaviour, and relates to an incident during Blackpool's 2-2 draw with Coventry on Tuesday with Holloway wanting to bring Matt Phillips on for injured centre-back Ian Evatt before a corner from which Coventry scored.

The ban will see Holloway in the stands for Saturday's fixture with Bristol City.

The Seasiders' boss was sent to the stands for his protests, and after the match he said: "There's only one person to blame in my honest opinion, and the person who's on the side (the fourth official) doing his job should have done it.

"We did our job, my kit man gave him the number and he's already got them on his board. He's now saying that he didn't.

"I am absolutely sick and devastated because I've been sent to the stand, I promised my wife I never would again."

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