Fleetwood striker Ched Evans has been banned for two matches by the Football Association for abusing a referee.

Evans, 30, has been charged with”using abusive and/or insulting words” towards Brett Huxtable after the Cod Army’s 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers in December.

The Welshman was sent off for violent behavior in the match but cautioned against the decision.

Evans, who refused the charge, has also been fined £2,500 and will miss matches against Oxford United and Rochdale.

Fleetwood manager Joey Barton was awarded a two-match touchline prohibit a week for his behaviour in the same League One match and has additionally been charged for criticising Huxtable in a post-match interview.

Barton has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.