Hearts defender Jamie Hamill has been handed a four-match ban for knocking down Ross County manager Derek Adams in a Scottish Premiership clash at Tynecastle last month.

However, he has been discounted one match having already sat out the Edinburgh derby win over Hibernian as a result of the automatic suspension which followed his red card for the bizarre incident involving the Staggies boss.

Another match has been suspended until the end of next season.

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That means Hamill will miss the already-relegated Jambos' final game of the season against St Mirren on Saturday and the first game of next season's Championship campaign.

The 27-year-old sent Adams sprawling with a shoulder barge just seconds after scoring a penalty in the Jambos' 2-0 win on April 19.

The former Kilmarnock man was then shown a second yellow card by referee Willie Collum.

But the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer Vincent Lunny decided the incident required further punishment and issued Hamill with a notice of complaint.

The governing body's disciplinary panel found Hamill guilty of "excessive misconduct".