Marc McNulty: Hibernian striker gets two-game ban for stamp against Hearts

Hibernian striker Marc McNulty will be banned for two games after being charged with stamping on Sean Clare in Hearts' Edinburgh derby win.

McNulty avoided sanction at the time after referee Kevin Clancy and his assistants missed the incident during the first half of Hearts' 3-1 win.

But he was issued with a Scottish FA violent conduct charge and the club have opted not to appeal against it.

The 27-year-old will miss Hibs' matches against Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

Speaking before the club accepted the charge, Hibernian head coach Jack Ross said: "I wasn't even aware of the incident when I came to do my initial post-match interviews.

"But I've watched it now and I'm not surprised we've received a notice of complaint. The footage speaks for itself in that respect.

"It is a blow for us as we don't have a plethora of striking options, but we still have good players and it presents them with an opportunity."

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