ROY Keane was banned for five matches and fined £150,000 after a specially convened Football Association Disciplinary Committee at the Reebok Stadium found him guilty of two disrepute charges writes Chris Hall

The ban starts on November 4, although the controversial 31-year-old Manchester United skipper has the right to appeal.

Earlier on Tuesday, a horde of reporters and cameramen from the nation's press massed outside the Stadium's reception desperate to grab a snapshot or a comment from the controversial Irishman when he arrived at lunchtime.

Keane faced two disreputes charges following comments made in his autobiography.

When Keane arrived he caught the media off guard by instead arriving inauspiciously in a black taxi cab at the entrance to the De Vere Whites Hotel to the side of the ground, making no comment as he made his way inside.

Keane was charged after his money spinning book allegedly revealed he set out to injure Manchester City player Alfie Halland in a horror tackle at Old Trafford last year.

The former Republic of Ireland ace, currently recovering from a hip operation, travelled with club lawyer Maurice Watkins.

Former United player Eamonn Dunphy was an earlier visitor to Bolton's ground after being called as a witness to speak on Keane's behalf. Dunphy was the ghost writer for Keane's recently released autobiography, the contents of which landed the former Ireland captain in trouble.