TERRY BUTCHER will be in the dugout for his first game as Hibs manager tomorrow after the club appealed his suspension for an incident while he was in charge of his previous club Inverness.
The Hibees travel to Paisley tomorrow for a lunchtime clash with St Mirren and were preparing to have Butcher in the stand after the SFA’s disciplinary panel yesterday fined Butcher £1000 and gave him a two-match ban, one of which is suspended for the rest of the season, due to the Englishman’s actions during last month’s League Cup quarter-final between Inverness and Dundee United.
However, Hibs have this evening decided to appeal the SFA’s verdict, meaning that Butcher is free to occupy the technical area until the appeal is heard.
A statement from the club read: “Hibernian can confirm an appeal has been lodged against the decision by disciplinary tribunal notified against Terry Butcher on 21 November 2013. The appeal has been lodged as per the Procedural Rules For Appeals Proceedings as set down in the Judicial Panel Protocol.
“Butcher will now take charge of tomorrow’s game with the suspension on hold; subject to the appeal”