Sunderland manager Jack Ross has revealed the club will be appealing the red card shown to George Honeyman against Wycombe Wanderers last weekend.
The midfielder was shown the red ten minutes into second-half injury despite already being subbed off, after a scuffle broke out between the two dugouts.
“The process of George Honeyman is ongoing,” Ross told his pre-match press conference on Monday.
“But I would expect by late afternoon we will have clarity on it.”
The match at Adams Park finished in a 1-1 draw after Duncan Watmore fired home a controversial late equaliser.
If given the usual three match suspension it means Honeyman would miss both the Checkatrade Trophy final and tomorrow night’s huge clash with Barnsley.
A four point cushion currently separates the Tykes and Sunderland but they will be eager to close that gap and make a statement in the race for automatic promotion.
This would be a big blow for Sunderland.
But a three-match ban would be very harsh for what was simply a raised temper on the bench as emotions ran high.
A punishment was warranted, but common sense is required here.