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Derby boss Lampard accepts FA improper conduct charge

Derby manager Frank Lampard has accepted a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association. Credit: PA

Derby manager Frank Lampard has accepted a charge of improper conduct from the Football Association (FA) following his sending-off during his side's defeat at Rotherham on Saturday.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder was sent from the dugout in the 77th minute of the Rams' 1-0 loss at the New York Stadium.

Lampard had left his technical area to complain about a decision and was swiftly dismissed by referee Peter Bankes.

Derby County were trailing at the time following a Ryan Manning penalty.

They were also down to 10 men Tom Lawrence was sent off for a late tackle on Richie Towell.

Lampard initially said he felt he was unfairly sent off.

But, speaking at a re-match press conference for Derby's clash with Blackburn Tuesday (September 18) he said: "I'll accept the fine and we'll move on.

"Some of the frustration comes because we didn't play as well as we could on the day."

Sometimes, mistakes can be made. The best referees make less mistakes.

The level is good in the Championship.

– Frank Lampard, Derby County manager