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Ched Evans Receives Retrospective Suspension

10 February 2023

Preston North End striker Ched Evans has been suspended for four games after being charged by the FA following an incident in the 79th minute of the fixture at home to Bristol City.

The FA have released the following statement:

"Preston North End FC’s Chedwyn Evans has been suspended for four matches following a breach of FA Rule E1.1 that took place during their EFL Championship game against Bristol City FC on Saturday 4 February 2023.

The forward’s behaviour in the 79th minute of this fixture was not seen by the match officials at the time, but it was caught on video, and he subsequently denied a charge that it constitutes violent conduct.

An independent Regulatory Commission found this charge to be proven during a hearing and imposed his sanction."

Ched will now miss PNE's next four games against Burnley, Luton Town, Hull City and Wigan Athletic.

While the club respects the decision made by The FA, on this occasion the club is both surprised and disappointed by the outcome.

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