Danny Coles could have Exeter City future - Paul Tisdale

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Danny Coles
Coles issued an apology shortly after the incident came to light

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale says Danny Coles could return to the side, despite being for comments

Coles, 31, was also stripped of the captaincy and fined two weeks' wages.

"He's our player, there's no reason why he won't be with us for the rest of the season," Tisdale told BBC Sport.

"There's an open door for someone to contact us, but as far as I'm concerned he's one of our players and he's training with us."

Tisdale, who chaired Coles' disciplinary panel, says he has yet to have any enquiries about the defender, who has been at Exeter

But with the club under a to cover a cash-flow problem, Tisdale says he has to be open-minded about keeping Coles at St James Park.

"When you consider the situation with our embargo and that we can't sign anybody I'm not writing anyone off," he said.

"I think we've gone through a very fair and considered process.

"Danny has accepted his mistake and has accepted what he's done is wrong and accepted his fine and we'd like to move on."