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Greg Halford earns retrospective ban

1 May 2014

Nottingham Forest's Greg Halford will serve a three-match suspension after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

Halford was charged by the FA on Tuesday following an incident which took place early in the second half of the Sky Bet Championship fixture against Bournemouth the previous weekend on April 26 at the Goldsands Stadium.

Referee Simon Hooper took no action at the time against the 29-year-old, who shortly afterwards scored Forest's goal in what turned out to be a 4-1 defeat for the Reds.

After admitting the charge, Halford will begin a three-match ban with immediate effect. The defender-cum-striker will miss Forest's final league fixture against Brighton at the City Ground on Saturday as well as the first two games of the Stuart Pearce era next season.

A statement on the club's official website,, said: "Greg Halford will serve a three-game ban after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct.

"The charge relates to an incident in the away match at Bournemouth on 26 April. The ban will commence for the visit of Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday 3 May.

"The club will be making no further comment."

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