Dean handed six-match ban

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James Dean is facing a frustrating spell on the sidelines after Town boss Neil Aspin confirmed a six-match suspension in the wake of his red card at Guiseley.

The big Town striker has already served a three-match ban following the dismissal which came after the final whistle at Nethermoor on September 20.

But the referee reported that Dean had manhandled him after showing the card and an extra six games have been slapped on top of the original punishment which is expected to start after next weekend’s trip to Gloucester City.

“I could spend a lot of time talking about the incident,” he said. “He was ill disciplined in getting sent off, there is no doubt about that.

“But the punishment and subsequent report of his actions, I can’t agree with at all.

“I cannot believe the action of the referee and what he said in his report which has resulted in a six-game ban for James Dean.

“It is really frustrating for the player and bad for the club.

“Players must show discipline and I would love a situation like they have in rugby where players don’t argue and get on with the game.

“But that is going to take years and years to happen.”