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Paul Lambert: Ipswich Town boss won't dispute FA misconduct charge

Paul Lambert was sent off at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has accepted an FA misconduct charge after he was sent off during last weekend's East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road.

The Town boss, as well as Norwich coach Chris Domogalla, were both dismissed when tempers flared between both dugouts following a late challenge by Ipswich's Jon Nolan on Canaries full-back Max Aarons.

Lambert, who watched had to watch the second-half of the 3-0 defeat from the stands, was subsequently charged with misconduct by the FA for his role in the fracas.

He won't appeal the charge, but he has written a letter to the FA outlining the reasons why he acted like he did.

Lambert had to watch the second-half from the stands. Credit: PA

Ipswich have complained over the way a Norwich steward treated Lambert, and the club have also questioned why it took their coach nearly half an hour to complete a 10 minute journey from the hotel to the stadium with a police escort.

“I am not going to win an appeal so I won’t be going down that route but I have had my say to the FA,” Lambert said.

“I stand by what I have said. I stand by exactly what went on. I will accept what is coming my way - whatever that is - but there was a lot of stuff that was going on underhand that was wrong and that’s what I have explained to the FA.”

Lambert's thoughts now turn to Ipswich's continuing battle to stay in the SkyBet EFL Championship.

They're ten points short of safety ahead of hosting Stoke City on Saturday (February 16).

Norwich City lost their lead at the top in midweek after losing at Preston. They visit relegation threatened Bolton.

Luton look to set a new club record unbeaten run in League One. It'll stretch to 20 games if they avoid defeat at Fleetwood Town.

This weekend's EFL Fixtures - Saturday 3.00pm (unless stated)

Championship

Bolton Wanderers v NORWICH CITY

IPSWICH TOWN v Stoke City

League One

Fleetwood Town v LUTON TOWN

Oxford United v PETERBOROUGH UNITED

SOUTHEND UNITED v Portsmouth - 12.00pm

League Two

CAMBRIDGE UNITED v Tranmere Rovers

Carlisle United v MK DONS

Lincoln City v STEVENAGE

Macclesfield Town v COLCHESTER UNITED

NORTHAMPTON TOWN v Crawley Town