Marc McNulty has been hit with a notice of complaint by the SFA after his stamp on Sean Clare during Hibs’ 3-1 Edinburgh derby defeat.

The Reading loanee looked to have stood on the versatile Hearts midfielder’s back during the first half but referee Kevin Clancy didn’t spot the incident at the time.

McNulty will likely face a violent conduct ban after he appeared to stamp on his Hearts counterpart during derby defeat. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It has been looked at again though and McNulty is looking at the prospect of a ban for violent conduct. For Jack Ross, it would mean the Hibs manager would be without the striker for two games.

McNulty would be out of action for fixtures against St Johnstone and Hamilton. He’ll face the SFA on March 9, where he will meet a disciplinary hearing in front of a panel.

Since joining on loan from Reading on January’s deadline day, McNulty has scored once in six Premiership matches, firing a hat-trick in the Scottish Cup against BSC Glasgow only a few weeks ago.

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