Norwich City boss could face derby-day ban

NORWICH City boss Paul Lambert could be forced to watch the East Anglian derby from the stands after he was charged with improper conduct by the FA.

Lambert was charged following Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Reading - a match that saw his skipper Grant Holt sent off in the first half with City winning 3-1.

But while the striker today escaped a ban after the club appealed against the dismissal, Lambert has been hit with the FA charge - putting his place in the dugout against Ipswich Town in doubt. The club have until this Friday to appeal.

Last April, Lambert was given a one-game touchline ban, and a �1,000 fine, after comments he made about referee Eddie Ilderton following his side’s 3-1 defeat at Tranmere in League One.

Now it is feared the fresh charge could yield a greater punishment with City due to host Leeds United on Saturday before next weekend’s big derby match.

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