Latics appeal sending-off

04 September 2012 12:06
Dickov - "Cliff was nowhere near it"

Athletic are claiming mistaken identity in an appeal to overturn the decision to dismiss Cliff Byrne and if it is successful Connor Brown will take on a three-match ban for violent conduct as a result of a tangle with Pompey forward Jordan Obita, who was also sent off by referee Carl Berry. Manager Paul Dickov said, “Cliff was nowhere near it and from what I saw, I don’t think Connor did a lot wrong either. Their lad is holding his shirt and Connor tried to push his hand away.”