Blues to contest dismissal with Dozzell facing three match suspension
The Club are appealing against the decision to red card Andre Dozzell during last night’s defeat at Sunderland.
The midfielder was dismissed by referee Peter Wright for a foul on former Town skipper Grant Leadbitter 18 minutes from time at the Stadium of Light.
Blues have until tomorrow to provide written and video evidence to support the appeal with a disciplinary panel expected to make a decision on Friday.
Andre faces a three match ban which would see him miss Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Portsmouth and the League One games against Shrewsbury and Hull. He would be able to play in the EFL Trophy trip to Crawley next week as the competition is not included in any suspension over the dismissal.
“The Club have to appeal,” Town boss Paul Lambert told the Club website.
“It wasn’t a sending off. The foul is on Andre himself first. Hopefully common sense will see the red card rescinded.”