Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci avoids two-match ban

Goalkeeper Ryan Esson tries to keep Nadir Ciftci and Inverness defender Gary Warren
Ciftci (far left) will be free to play in United's next game

Dundee United forward Nadir Ciftci has avoided a two-match ban following a disciplinary tribunal.

Ciftci was accused of breaching Scottish FA disciplinary rules by striking Inverness defender Gary Warren "upon his neck or head with your arm".

The 23-year-old challenged his offer of a two-game suspension and, at Thursday's hearing, the outcome was stated as: "Breach not proved".

United play Celtic in Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final at Tannadice.

However, Ciftci will miss the League Cup final against Celtic on 15 March due to a previous suspension incurred in that competition.