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21st march 2002 
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Jan gets another slapped wrist

Jan Molby escaped with a small fine and a slapped wrist in a hearing at Bramall Lane, Sheffield today.

The hearing was for a charge of bringing the game in to disrepute after being sent off at the LDV game at Doncaster on 16th October 2001. Jan had complained to the ref, Mark Clattenburg, after Colin Larkin had been taken out in a late challenge by their keeper Barry Richardson, now at Halifax.

Tempers flared and Jan was told to go and sit in the stand for the remainder of the game.

Jan was found guilty of the lesser charge of 'improper conduct' and given a 500 fine.
For the more serious charge of 'foul and abusive language' he was given a not guilty verdict.

Jan was fined 500 for that offence after the Cardiff City game at Aggborough a year ago when he was dismissed to the stands by ref Phil Richards.

He was warned about his future conduct then and has got away with it this time.

He may regret doing it a third time.


Other, more positive, news comes after new chairman Colin Youngjohns agrees to let Jan sign a keeper on temporary cover following the sending off of Stuart Brock last Saturday against Luton Town.

Stuart will miss the game at home to Southend on the 30th March and the Easter Monday trip to Bristol Rovers on the 1st April.

Jan feels that Stu's understudy, John Danby, is not ready for a full league game yet and so is looking for someone with more experience.

He has a keeper lined up but is not saying that it's Eric Nixon or not!

He has also been given permission to bring in some new faces before the transfer deadline next week and has taken a few on trial to that effect.

Two of the favourites to sign are former Newcastle United midfielder Stuart Elliott and Ross Diamond from Birmingham City.

24 yr old Elliot has just been released by Exeter City and has also played for Darlington, Plymouth, Carlisle, Durham City, and Scarborough.

Rough Diamond is a 19yr old defender.

Others on trial in the past few days include:

  • Toulouse midfielder Sam Oussama, obviously a mate of Abdou's.
  • Leicester City right-back Matt Smith.
  • Centre-half Sean Dillon from Aston Villa.
  • And Michael Keegan from Swansea, he has been here for quite a     while now and must have a good chance of staying.

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