Rangers winger Ryan Kent and boss Steven Gerrard banned

Winger Ryan Kent loses appeal as boss Steven Gerrard accepts touchline ban

Rangers winger Ryan Kent has failed to overturn a two-game suspension from the Scottish FA as manager Steven Gerrard has accepted a one-game touchline ban.

Both will be in the stand as Rangers travel to face Motherwell on Sunday.

Kent was charged on Tuesday as footage showed him lash out at Celtic captain Scott Brown after James Forrest’s winner in Sunday’s Old Firm derby.

Reports suggest Gerrard’s charge relates to comments made towards match referee Bobby Madden.

Both Rangers and Celtic have also been charged by the SFA over a mass confrontation of players at the end of the game.

Rangers failed to respond to the charge against 22-year-old Kent on Wednesday, which meant he was clear to play in that evening’s 3-0 win over Hearts.

But the on-loan Liverpool winger was called to a hearing at Hampden Park on Thursday.

And the failure of his appeal against the charge of violent conduct means the Englishman will miss Sunday’s trip to face Motherwell followed by the first fixture after the Scottish Premiership splits into two sections of six teams for the final five games.

Second-top Rangers are 13 points behind Celtic and, if Gerrard’s side lose at Fir Park while Celtic beat Livingston, their Glasgow rivals will be crowned champions for an eighth year in succession.


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