Bristol Rovers manager Ian Atkins has expanded upon yesterday's story detailing his plans to personally contest the three charges brought against him under FA Rule E3, alleging a triple-count of improper conduct and bringing the game into disrepute.
In this morning's Western Daily Press, Atkins told the paper: "I have some people on the case for me and it might move on next week. I still don't know what they can charge me with, and neither do the people who are looking after me. Considering what went on during that game, and the opposing bench, I find it very frightening."
Atkins charges relate to incidents that occurred in the players tunnel at both half-time and full-time and relate to actions against a number of Yeovil players at half time, followed up by a verbal assault on Glovers manager Gary Johnson at full time, with the third charge relating to an incident when he attempted to physically confront Johnson but was stopped from doing so. All three incidents are likely to have been witnessed by one or more of the four match officials. The case is expected to be heard late next week.
Meanwhile Atkins will have no doubt endeared himself to the next set of match officials he comes across, saying of tomorrow's trip to Swansea City's Vetch ground: "It's always a hard place to go. I have been there on numerous occasions and never got any decisions from officials."
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