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Partick Thistle's Aaron Muirhead faces extended ban for headbutt

The defender has already incurred a two-match suspension after being sent off in the Ramsdens Cup final.

Partick Thistle's Aaron Muirhead (left) is shown a red card after clashing with Chris Higgins.
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Partick Thistle defender Aaron Muirhead faces an extended ban from the Scottish FA for headbutting an opponent in Sunday's Ramsdens Cup final.

The player has already received an automatic two-match suspension for the act of violent conduct which, on top of an outstanding one-game ban, means he'll miss the Jags' forthcoming games against Greenock Morton, Airdrie United and Raith Rovers.

The incident has attracted further attention from the governing body, who have called Muirhead before a disciplinary panel on Thursday, April 11.

He is accused of breaching rule 201 of the Scottish FA's judicial panel protocol. If found guilty, a range of punishments are available to the panel.

The recommended "lower end" of the punishment scale is an additional four-game ban which, if applied, would rule the player out for the rest of the season and for the first match of the 2013/14 season.

The Scottish FA's "mid range" sanction is an eight-game ban, the "top end" a 16-match suspension and the "maximum" punishment available an indefinite ban from all football.

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