Todd Charged By The FA

Last updated : 19 April 2005 By Sam
The Rovers defender was seen to have caught Arsenal striker Robin van Persie in the face immediately after the Dutch striker had just scored the third goal of the game for the Gunners at The Millenium Stadium.

Todd, speaking immediately after the game in Cardiff on Saturday, claimed that what contact he had made with the Arsenal striker was purely accidental: "I turned to go back to the centre-circle and he ran into my shoulder.

"I don't know what it looks like on television, but all I have done is turn into him.

"I offered my apologies to the other players, but they did not want to know. If that is the attitude they want to take then fair enough."

Todd has until 6pm on Wednesday 20th April to respond to the charge.