Clarets lose Carlisle card appeal

05 October 2010 02:39
urnley have lost their appeal against defender Clarke Carlisle's dismissal in last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Millwall.[LNB] The 30-year-old was shown a straight red card for serious foul play following his early challenge on Millwall striker Theo Robinson and will now serve a three-match ban.[LNB]Burnley manager Brian Laws said: "We're disappointed with the outcome. We felt the decision was harsh, but we have to accept the verdict and move on.[LNB]"We again showed on Saturday the strength we have within the squad and I know that whoever benefits from Clarke's absence will come in and do a good job for us when we start again after the international break."[LNB]Burnley felt the challenge by Carlisle had not endangered Robinson and did not merit a sending off, but the appeal was rejected by an FA commission, which upheld the referee Keith Stroud's decision.[LNB]Clarke will miss the Clarets' Championship fixtures against Sheffield United, Barnsley and Reading later this month.[LNB]

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