Date: 15th April 2006 at 1:09pm
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Stockport County manager Jim Gannon is reported to be keeping up the pressure for Chester’s Sean Hessey to be punished for an alleged biting incident.

Gannon was furious about the incident in the Hatters’ 2-1 win at the Deva Stadium in February in which Liam Dickinson scored both goals, although Hessey has denied he bit the forward in the closing stages of the game.

The FA is now scheduling a hearing of its disciplinary committee, where a written statement from Hessey and photographic evidence from Stockport will be examined.

Gannon said: ‘These things tend to drag on to the point where sometimes people forget about them but we will keep the pressure up to make sure this is dealt with in the correct manner.’

The FA have confirmed that Hessey has not requested a personal hearing and a spokesman added: ‘Sean Hessey was charged with violent conduct on February 24.

‘He has denied that charge and we are currently waiting to schedule a hearing date for a non-personal hearing, to be heard by a disciplinary committee.’