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Forest to appeal Cohen red card
Published : 02 Apr 2011 16:30:04
Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies confirmed the club will be appealing against defender Chris Cohen's first-half dismissal in the 4-1 defeat at Leeds.The game turned dramatically in Leeds' favour in the 35th minute when referee Mark Halsey controversially opted to show Cohen a straight red card for his lunging tackle on George McCartney in front of a furious home dug-out.Leeds skipper Jonny Howson broke the deadlock in the 51st minute and Luciano Becchio headed home a second six minutes later to put the home side in control.But Forest substitute Gareth McCleary curled home a brilliant effort to throw 10-man Forest a lifeline in the 65th minute but Max Gradel added two goals to give the scoreline a disjointed look.Davies said: "I've spoken to our chief executive, Mark Arthur, and we're definitely intending to appeal the red card. Definitely."We've seen the DVD and the referee said it was for excessive force, but I agree with our chief exec Mark and we'll definitely go to appeal and see how we get on."