Rangers' Rob Kiernan will contest two-match ban for '˜punch'

Rangers defender Rob Kiernan will contest his two-match ban at a hearing next week.

Rob Kiernan was offered a ban for allegedly striking out at Steven Anderson. Picture: SNS

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed Rangers have rejected the offer of a suspension Kiernan received for “striking” 
St Johnstone defender 
Steven Anderson.

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Anderson claimed he had been punched in the ribs by Kiernan ahead of a set-piece during the 1-1 Ladbrokes Premiership draw on 28 December.

Kiernan will argue his case during a hearing on 12 January. If he is unsuccessful, he will miss two games against Motherwell, the first in the William Hill Scottish Cup.