Ince and Rae await date in FA dock

Blackpool's Manager Paul Ince

Blackpool's Manager Paul Ince

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Paul Ince and Alex Rae are still waiting to hear from the FA after officially answering their misconduct charges.

The Blackpool manager and his assistant are in trouble over an alleged incident in the tunnel following the 2-1 win at Bournemouth 10 days ago.

Boss Ince has pleaded guilty to three charges, including behaviour towards a match official which constituted violent conduct. He has requested a personal hearing to allow him to present his case.

His assistant Rae has pleaded not guilty to a charge of threatening behaviour towards a match official in or around the tunnel. He has also requested a hearing.

A date for their hearing is yet to be finalised but it is unlikely to take place before Friday’s trip to Huddersfield Town.

Neither has spoken in public since the incident, with Steve Thompson facing the media after the last two games, and it is unclear whether Ince will do so ahead of Friday’s match.