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Chadwick banned for six games

Plymouth striker Nick Chadwick has been given a six-match ban by the Football Association after he was sent off in the 4-0 loss to Port Vale.

The 30-year-old, who has scored twice in 24 appearances this season for the struggling Pilgrims, has apologised and been separately disciplined by the club.

As well as the automatic three-match ban for his straight red card in the 34th minute, the FA have decided to take retrospective action, under Law 12, regarding an incident in the first minute of the match and have subsequently added a further three matches to Chadwick's suspension.

That means the former Everton forward will not be available again until the clash with Northampton on February 23.