John Hughes: Ross County manager banned for final two league games

By Tyrone SmithBBC Scotland Sport
John Hughes
John Hughes will not be in the technical area in Ross County's next two games

Manager John Hughes says his touchline suspension for Ross County's final two Scottish Premiership games "won't make much difference" in an empty stadium.

Hughes serves an immediate two-match ban for comments made about referees, with a further two games suspended.

The 56-year-old said some officialsexternal-link had a "personality bypass" when "they put that wee uniform on".

County, who are a point above second bottom Kilmarnock, host bottom side Hamilton Academical on Wednesday.

Accies, whose manager Brian Rice is also serving a touchline ban, are three points below County, who finish their campaign away to Motherwell on 16 May.

Reacting to his suspension, Hughes said: "In terms of sitting in the stand, I don't think it will make much difference with no supporters being there.

"The players will still hear you, you can still coach, so you need to respect it and take it on the chin."

The side finishing bottom will be relegated and the 11th-placed team will face a side from the Championship over two legs for a place in next season's top flight.

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