No regrets' - Rodgers on SFA punishment as he avoids Old Firm ban

Brendan Rodgers has been banned for Celtic's trip to Livingston on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, but will return to the dugout for the key Old Firm clash against Rangers at Ibrox.

The Hoops manager faced the potential of an immediate two-match touchline suspension after describing referee Don Robertson and VAR John Beaton as "really, really poor" and hitting out at "absolutely shocking decision-making", before adding the officiating "cost us" as he questioned several incidents in their defeat at Hearts on March 3.

Asked about his punishment, Rodgers told Sky Sports News: "We're obviously disappointed, however we respect the decision.

"My thanks go to the club for their unwavering support in helping up fight it, but we respect the decision and we move on.

"I think it's just a misunderstanding in terms of the interpretation. In all my time when I've been in Scotland I've always talked about standards and to improve standards, whether that be in VAR on this occasion, whether it was about the pitches we play on.

"My whole drive up here has always been about the standards and I just felt on that day it wasn't quite where we would want it to be.

"The interpretation was maybe misunderstood or misconstrued but certainly I have no regret over it.

"It's my first experience of it, I've never been banned before but it'll be interesting just observing from the stand."

Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premiership by one point, however title rivals Rangers do have a game in hand.