Alan Archibald blasts ‘shambolic’ SFA over Ryan Jack appeal

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald talks to the media ahead of his side's match against Rangers. Picture: SNS
Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald talks to the media ahead of his side's match against Rangers. Picture: SNS
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Alan Archibald has criticised the ‘shambolic’ SFA appeals process after Ryan Jack was cleared to face his Partick Thistle side this weekend.

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The Jags boss insisted he and his coaching staff had already prepared his team to face the Rangers midfielder.

Jack was sent off in Rangers 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock after an altercation with Kirk Broadfoot.

The Killie defender hit the deck after Jack was alleged to have headbutted him, but the punishment was downgraded to yellow on appeal.

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When asked about Jack’s appeal, Archibald said: “I’ve not really got an opinion on it. I’m past caring about it. The way it all works, the whole thing, it is the usual shambles isn’t it?

“We planned to play against him. He played last week and, when we analysed it, we just took it that he would be playing.

“It is more about what we do, though, as we’ve run them close a couple of times at Firhill.”

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