QPR handed big boost as Leeds key man set to serve a one-match ban and pay a fine of £2000 for…

QPR received a significant boost ahead of their upcoming clash against promotion-contender Leeds United, set to take place as part of the 2023/24 Championship season’s penultimate fixtures. Currently positioned 18th in the league, Queens Park Rangers find themselves in the midst of a fierce battle to avoid relegation, with a mere six-point gap separating them from 23rd placed Huddersfield.

As they gear up to host Leeds, a team vying for promotion to the Premier League, QPR anticipates a challenging encounter. However, Leeds will be missing one key figure from their touchline, as assistant manager Christopher John faces repercussions for misconduct during their recent match against Blackburn Rovers.

Following an incident during the closing moments of the game against Blackburn on April 13, Christopher John incurred the wrath of the Football Association (FA). Referee James Bell handed him a straight red card after protests from the Leeds bench regarding a penalty decision. Consequently, John has been slapped with a one-match ban and fined £2,000.

Leeds manager Daniel Farke acknowledged the emotions running high during crucial game moments but emphasized the need for discipline. He explained that his staff’s reactions stemmed from the intensity of the situation, referencing previous contentious incidents.

In an official statement released by the FA, it was confirmed that Christopher John’s behavior was deemed improper during the 97th minute of the Blackburn match. An independent Regulatory Commission imposed the sanctions after a subsequent hearing.

John will be serving his one-match touchline ban as Leeds travel to face QPR this Friday. Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers, dealing with their own set of challenges including injuries to Taylor Richards and Michael Frey, aim to capitalize on this opportunity. With both teams eager for points, the upcoming match promises to be a fiercely contested affair.

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