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Ferguson's son admits wife attack

Darren Ferguson
Ferguson was due to stand trial later this month

Football manager Darren Ferguson has admitted attacking his wife during a row over their children.

The son of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was due to stand trial for common assault on 21 April.

He had previously denied assaulting Nadine Ferguson, 28, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, on 23 October.

The Peterborough United boss, 35, from Gretford, Lincs, pleaded guilty at a re-arranged hearing before Macclesfield magistrates and was fined 1,500.

He was also ordered to pay 200 costs and a 15 victim surcharge by the judge on Monday.

A spokeswoman for the court said the hearing had been brought forward to free up court time and not so he could avoid media coverage.

As a player, he made 27 appearances for Manchester United before signing for Wolves and later Sparta Rotterdam and Wrexham.

He joined League Two side Peterborough in January last year.


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