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United withdraw appeal

Dundee United have withdrawn their appeal over a touchline ban for manager Jackie McNamara, leaving him free to lead them out at the Scottish Cup final against St Johnstone.

The Scottish FA imposed a five-match penalty, with two of those suspended, following a flare up with St Johnstone counterpart Tommy Wright last month.

The Tangerines' initial appeal allowed McNamara to remain in the dugout for their recent Scottish Cup semi-final triumph at Rangers. But this has since been withdrawn.

"Following telephone advice to the Scottish FA earlier this week, Dundee United has now withdrawn its appeal relating to the ruling of the Disciplinary Hearing in respect of Manager Jackie McNamara," read a subsequent club statement. "The ruling found Jackie McNamara to be in breach of Disciplinary Rule 203 in respect of misconduct at the match v St Johnstone on 12 March 2014 and resulted in a five-match suspension (three of which apply immediately and two suspended until end of season 2015) being issued.

"We firmly believe that there are solid grounds to appeal the sentence imposed," it continued. "However having given the matter further thought and as no hearing date has yet been fixed, we now believe it is in the best interests of all concerned to accept the sentence imposed and withdraw the appeal."

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Date:Saturday April 19 2014
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