Terry Butcher: Hibernian manager appeals against dugout ban

Terry Butcher will be allowed in the Hibernian dugout for his first game in charge against St Mirren on Saturday after appealing against a ban.

The Scottish FA fined Butcher £1,000 for "acting in an aggressive manner towards players of the opposing team".

The penalty relates to his sending off during former club Inverness CT's League Cup win over Dundee United.

A two-match touchline ban was applied, with one suspended until the end of the season.

And the Englishman, who was confirmed as the new Hibs boss on 12 November, will be allowed in the technical area until the appeal hearing.

Butcher was sent from his technical area, along with Dundee United coach Darren Jackson, by referee Kevin Clancy for his part in a melee that resulted in a red card for United forward Nadir Ciftci.

The Turk's dismissal was later downgraded to a caution.