Nolan Says 'Sorry'!

Last updated : 23 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Chris Hughton: "Kevin is what he is. He's a competitive player, as are players like your Nicky Butts and your Steven Taylors.

"They're competitive players, and if they're competitive players, you expect them to perform competitively.

"I'd say, on the challenge itself, that I didn't think there was any intent or malice in the challenge, but we accept that he did catch the lad.

"Kevin himself has apologised to the lad and also to David Moyes, and it's one we need to pick ourselves up from and go on from here.

"It's disappointing that we lose him, because he's a good player."

Nolan will also sit out the home game against Manchester United on March 4, and the visit to Hull City on March 14.