Smith Suspension Starts

Last updated : 07 January 2004 By Kevin Markey
He would have been able to play until any appeal had been heard.

But Leeds said on their official website today that Eddie Gray decided to get the ban out of the way as soon as possible.

Smith admitted a charge of improper conduct at a Football Association disciplinary hearing yesterday after throwing a plastic water bottle into the crowd during a League Cup match against Manchester United in October.