Chris Powell, the Charlton Athletic manager, has been fined and handed a one-game touchline ban by the Football Association for comments he made towards referee David Coote following last week's 1-1 draw with Tranmere.
Powell felt hard done by after Coote turned down three strong penalty appeals during the second half but has decided against contesting the charge. Powell has been charged with misconduct and will serve his one-match ban against Brentford at the weekend.
Steve Lansdown will step down as Bristol City chairman at the end of the season. The 58-year-old Bristolian is to be replaced by chief executive Colin Sexstone, with Guy Price stepping into the role vacated by Sexstone.
"I have been chairman for nearly nine years now and on the board for 14. It is time I took a fresh approach to my involvement in Bristol City," said Lansdown in a statement.
The Nottingham Forest manager, Billy Davies, is optimistic Nathan Tyson could return from injury against Doncaster at the weekend. The forward has missed the past five matches with an ankle problem. He was in the travelling party for the defeat at Sheffield United on Tuesday night but did not make the matchday squad as he had resumed full training only the previous day.
"He may be available," said the Scot. "We took him to Sheffield United to let him do the warm-up and get him running. He's got a little bit to go yet but hopefully we will have him with us at the weekend."
Ipswich manager Paul Jewell is optimistic midfielder Jimmy Bullard will recover from a hamstring injury in time for Saturday's trip to Leeds. The 32-year-old missed the 3-1 home defeat by Reading on Tuesday night.
"We'll assess Jimmy and hopefully he'll be fit for Saturday," Jewell said. "We didn't have any leader out there [against Reading], anybody who wanted to get on the ball and dictate play and that's what Jimmy does."
Huddersfield winger Anthony Pilkington is set to undergo an operation today on the ankle injury he sustained against Rochdale on Tuesday night. Pilkington was substituted during the 2-1 win and has since being diagnosed with a dislocated left ankle and a break to the fibula above the ankle.
Bradford's interim manager Peter Jackson has appointed Colin Cooper as his assistant. The 44-year-old, who held a similar position at Middlesbrough under Gareth Southgate, was at Valley Parade on Tuesday night to see Bradford's 2-1 win over promotion contenders Rotherham.
Cooper's arrival allows David Wetherall, who had been assisting Jackson, to focus solely on his role as the club's youth team coach.
The Burton manager, Paul Peschisolido, is set to extend the loan of Sam Winnall after the Wolves striker's impressive displays.Reuse content