MIDDLESBROUGH yesterday breathed a huge sigh of relief after the FA decided not to charge them for their part in the explosive Premiership fixture with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A day after Franck Queudrue was cleared by the FA of violent behaviour, Soho Square disciplinary chiefs took action against Wolves - but Middlesbrough escaped censure.

Wolves defender Paul Butler was charged with misconduct after he was alleged to have used "aggressive behaviour constituting improper conduct".

Wolves captain Paul Ince has also been asked to explain his post-match comments regarding Danny Mills, whom he branded "an idiot", and the refereeing of the game.

The FA acted after receiving reports on the game, which was followed by a tunnel fracas involving a number of players, from referee Steve Dunn and other match officials.

Yesterday's developments came after Northern Echo SPORT revealed last week that Mills, who clashed with Lee Naylor on several occasions, would not be punished for his behaviour.

Queudrue cannot wait to get back to playing football after he was exonerated by the FA on Monday.

He said: "I feel as though justice has been done. I got a fair hearing, and Steve McClaren and Keith Lamb spoke up for me very well.

"It's a big relief and now I can get on with the rest of my season."

Middlesbrough captain Gareth Southgate has hailed Queudrue, who was sent off three times last season, as a reformed character.

He said: "Franck has concentrated on the positive aspects of his game and you can see that in his performances.

"He was conscious that none of us wanted him to get into the situations he did last year, and ultimately what he did at the end of last season cost us as a team at the beginning of this season.

"He knew he had to change and full credit to him: he has actively taken steps to do that."

l Chris Kamara insists Bryan Robson is the ''ideal choice'' to become the new Bradford manager.

Kamara rejected the chance to return to Valley Parade, preferring to concentrate on his television work after discussions with chairman Gordon Gibb, but tipped for Boro boss Robson as the perfect candidate.

Bradford sit second from bottom in Division One and have much-publicised financial problems, but Kamara has faith in former Middlesborough manager Robson to improve matter.

Robson is favourite to land the job and Kamara said: ''Bryan Robson would be an ideal choice - and not just because he is such a big name.

"Everyone seems to forget about what a good job he did at Middlesbrough and he may be just what Bradford need to get their season back on track.''