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FA to wait on more details before deciding whether to increase Anelka ban

The Football Association will decide on Monday whether to appeal and try to have Nicolas Anelka's five-match ban for his 'quenelle' gesture increased.

FA chairman Greg Dyke said the governing body will receive the written reasons from the independent regulatory commission on Monday and will then make a decision. Anelka is also able to appeal against the punishment.


Pepe Mel: West Brom need hard work more than they need Scott Sinclair

Pepe Mel has told Scott Sinclair he still has a role to play in West Brom's season.

Since joining Albion on a season-long loan from Man City, Sinclair has made just 10 appearances, including six starts.

And despite being fit since Mel's arrival, Sinclair has made just one 45-minute substitute outing.

On Friday Scott spoke with me.

I told him he is a good player, a good winger, but at the moment West Brom need hard work on the pitch.

I assured him will play in the future.

Of course, it is normal he is disappointed he is not playing. All the players want to play, this is normal.

But for me I can only pick 11 players, and this makes it difficult for me every day.

– Pepe Mel
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