Blackburn Rovers head coach John Eustace has been charged by The FA following his red card against Coventry City.

The Rovers boss was sent to the stands in the second half after an altercation with Kasey Palmer. The Sky Blues midfielder refused to hand the ball back for a throw-in which saw the pair involved in a minor altercation.

Palmer was booked while Eustace was dismissed, much to the surprise of the head coach. Rovers went on to draw the game 0-0.

The FA have now formally charged Eustace with misconduct. A club statement read: "John Eustace has been charged with misconduct following the Championship fixture between Blackburn Rovers and Coventry City on Saturday April 27th.

"It is alleged that the Rovers head coach acted in an improper manner in/or around the 50th minute of the match at Ewood Park.

"The club has until Friday May 3rd to provide a response."

Remarkably, Eustace was sent off against Coventry last season too, also on the penultimate weekend of the season. On that occasion, he was incensed by a penalty decision which gave the hosts a two-nil lead.

Rovers are three points above the relegation zone ahead of their trip to champions Leicester on the final day, meaning a point against the Foxes would be enough to confirm safety.