Lions escape FA rap over crowd trouble

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MILLWALL chief executive Andy Ambler has confirmed the Lions will not be charged by the Football Association in the wake of the crowd trouble which marred their clash with Middlesbrough last month.

The game, which Boro won 3-2, had to be stopped by referee Chris Sarginson shortly after Scott McDonald had put the visitors 2-1 ahead when goalkeeper Jason Steele and an assistant referee were targeted with missiles thrown by the home fans.

Ambler said: “The FA have taken into account the arrests made, and the steps that Millwall FC have, and continue to implement, to stop similar incidents occurring in the future.

“However, the FA have informed us that they will monitor every game between now and the end of the season. They have advised us that they can take retrospective disciplinary action, including the Middlesbrough match, should there be any further incidents.”

Swindon have completed the loan signing of Crystal Palace striker Calvin Andrew on a one-month deal.

Town have struggled for goals since losing Charlie Austin to Burnley during the January transfer window.

But manager Paul Hart has moved to rectify the problem by bringing in Andrew, 23, who is available to make his debut in tomorrow’s crunch clash with fellow strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge.

Ipswich have allowed promising forward Ronan Murray to join League Two side Torquay on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old made his breakthrough earlier this season and was handed a number of substitute appearances under former manager Roy Keane. He scored in a Carling Cup win at Exeter in August but has not featured under Paul Jewell.