Oldham coach Scott Naylor suspended for four games

Drew Darbyshire

Oldham boss Scott Naylor has been banned for four games for questioning a referee’s decision.

Naylor was suspended for four games by an independent operational rules tribunal of the Rugby Football League.

He originally received a one-match ban from a Grade B charge for questioning a referee’s decision in Oldham’s 50-6 win over North Wales Crusaders, plus three more games that were suspended from a previous case.

The hearing was adjourned a fortnight ago because match officials were not in attendance and it resumed on Tuesday when Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton was there to represent Naylor.

Oldham will be without Naylor for their upcoming League 1 games against Newcastle Thunder, Coventry Bears, York City Knights and Bradford Bulls.

Naylor’s assistant Pete Carey will now be in temporary charge.