DAVE Jone has denied an FA charge of misconduct and asked for a personal hearing.
He was given until 4pm tomorrow to respond to the charge but confirmed officially today that he is fighting it.
The Star revealed yesterday that he planned to contest the charge.
He and Brighton coach Charlie Oatway have been accused after being sent off during last Saturday’s game at Hillsborough.
Jones also said that Gary Madine was “going nowhere” and staying to fight for his place.
Trialist Jeffrey Sarpong is being released and may be assessed again at a later date.