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Butcher challenges two-game suspension for touchline bust-up

Terry Butcher will attempt to escape a touchline ban and a four-figure fine today when he appears before an SFA appeals tribunal.

The manager of Hibernian is contesting a two-game suspension he received last month for a touchline bust-up during a stormy League Cup quarter-final against Dundee United on October 29, when he was in charge of Inverness Caley Thistle.

With Butcher having admitted the charge last month, today's appeal will centre on the severity of the punishment. Should the original sanction stand, he will be forced to sit in the stand for this weekend's home clash with St Johnstone.

He will also be excluded from the dressing rooms, tunnel, pitch and match officials' dressing rooms from an hour before kick-off until 15 minutes after the full-time whistle.

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