Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson cleared for Betfred Cup final

Stephen Robinson leaves Hampden after his disciplinary hearing - the Motherwell manager has been cleared to lead his side out at Hampden in the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS Group
Stephen Robinson leaves Hampden after his disciplinary hearing - the Motherwell manager has been cleared to lead his side out at Hampden in the Betfred Cup final. Picture: SNS Group
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Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has been cleared to lead his team out at Hampden after a disciplinary hearing.

Robinson received an immediate one-match ban from a Scottish Football Association-convened panel after being sent to the stand for arguing with Pedro Caixinha during his team’s Betfred Cup semi-final victory over Rangers last month.

The Northern Irishman was initially facing a hearing next week, which put him at risk of being confined to the stand against Celtic on November 26.

But the hearing was brought forward by a week and the outcome proved favourable in any instance.

Robinson told Motherwell’s official website: “I attended Hampden this morning and I received a fair hearing. I respect and accept the judgment of the panel. We can now draw a line under this and move on.”

Robinson will be in the stand for Motherwell’s Ladbrokes Premiership encounter with Ross County on Saturday and has also been given a one-match suspended ban following his misconduct charge.

Caixinha served an immediate one-match ban in the final fixture of his Ibrox reign but Robinson had to endure a wait because he had a previous record - he was banned for three games in May 2016 after being sent to the stand at Aberdeen while working as Motherwell assistant manager.