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Reduced sentence is welcomed by Butcher

Terry Butcher, the Hibernian manager, is content with the result of his appeal against a fine and two-match touchline ban.

The initial charges related to an incident while he was in charge of Inverness Caledonian Thistle but the fine has now been removed, with Butcher simply to serve a one-match ban with the other match suspended until the end of the season.

The Hibs manager would later state that "common sense prevailed" before alighting on a lighter theme. "I can buy [wife] Rita a better Christmas present - Rita will be delighted with the result," he said.

James Collins was already revelling in his manager's suggestion that he can become as great a goal threat as Inverness' Billy McKay, who has scored 15 times this season. "If I am doing as half as well as he is then I will be a happy man," said the Hibs striker.

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