JC To Face Ban

Last updated : 26 January 2004 By Rich Godden
Having established himself in the team of late, mainly due to Damien Duff's injury it must be said, Joe will be extremely disappointed with the verdict. After his behaviour though, he can have no excuses...

Cole will now miss the trip to Ewood Park on Sunday, as well as next week's home game against Charlton.

The incident which JC is being banned for took place in April of last year whilst he was still at West Ham. The Hammers lost to Bolton at the Reebok Stadium and tempers flared after the final whistle. Joe was pictured throwing punches at Bernard Mendy.

He has also been forced to pay a £15,000 fine for his troubles!