The FA have released the following statement regarding Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:'Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has lodged an appeal against a three-match touchline ban imposed on him by an Independent Regulatory Commission following an incident of misconduct in relation to his side’s game against Leicester City on 19 February 2014.
'Davies has already served a two-match touchline ban after admitting one charge of misconduct for using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards the Match Referee after the fixture.
'However, he has appealed against the Independent Regulatory Commission’s decision that he also deliberately made contact with the Match Referee following the fixture, which amounted to improper conduct.
'An Appeal Board will convene on Wednesday 19 March 2014 to consider the appeal.
'His three-match touchline ban has been stayed until the outcome of the appeal and Davies will, therefore, be eligible to return to the touchline for Forest’s fixture against Doncaster Rovers this Saturday [15 March 2014].'