TRANMERE Rovers manager Nigel Adkins has been charged with two breaches of FA rules following his sending off during the New Year's Day victory over Notts County.

Adkins was sent to the stands by referee Ollie Yates in the 85th minute before Tranmere scored their fourth goal to seal the 4-2 victory over the Magpies. 

A statement from the FA said: “Nigel Adkins has been charged with two breaches of FA Rule E3.1 following the Tranmere Rovers against Notts County game in the EFL League Two on Monday 1 January.

“It’s alleged that the manager acted in an improper manner during the 72nd and 85th minutes, which led to his dismissal, and it’s further alleged that he acted in an improper manner and/or used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official after his dismissal.

“Nigel Adkins has until Monday, January 8 to provide a response.”

A manager who is sent off will be forced to serve a one-match touchline ban and as with players, this ban can be longer if violent conduct is involved.

Following the FA's decision, Adkins, said: “I’m passionate about my football, I’m passionate about the club I represent and I care for my players.

“I have an exemplary disciplinary record and it is regrettable I reacted uncharacteristically to the situation.

“I’ve made it clear to the players that discipline is very important to me and on this occasion I fell short of the standards I have set throughout my career.

“I will be admitting the charge and believe it is important that lessons are learned from the incidents.”