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LMA determined to make 'Respect' campaign work

Despite a shaky start, League Managers' Association chief executive Richard Bevan is determined to make the 'Respect' campaign a success. Bevan has met with referees' chief Keith Hackett in an attempt to build a better understanding between managers and officials, and a group will now be set up to examine what might need to be done.

"I am sure there a lot of extreme views because it is an emotional subject," Bevan told Sky Sports News.

"But the reality is we have had some really good meetings with the head of governance at the FA and with Keith Hackett and his management team and we are very much on board with where we want to get to.

"We are going to be setting up a working party and that will be made of some experts within the game.

"We will be looking at each of the 12 items, producing a blueprint and then presenting that to the board of the PGMO (Professional Game Match Officials).

"Hopefully it will be well thought out and then we will get down to some nitty gritty on how we can help the referees, which is ultimately what we are trying to do."

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