Scunthorpe extremely likely to appeal against James Perch’s straight-red

Scunthorpe manager Paul Hurst has hinted that the club will appeal against Charles Breakspeare’s decision to hand James Perch his marching orders (for a stunning challenge) inside 25 minutes of the 3-2 loss to Cambridge on Tuesday evening.

The straight-red came at a time when United were well and truly under the cosh, and not only cost Perch his place on the pitch, but also a very unhappy Adam Hammill – as Regan Slater was brought on at his expense to shore up the middle of the park.

Talking to BBC Humberside after the game, Hurst admitted he wanted to see the footage back properly before he and his staff made a decision on whether to appeal – but did feel Perch was hard done by.

“I have seen the footage and he clearly wins the ball and I’m not sure what he’s supposed to do with his foot. That is the issue I have with it.

“He clearly gets the ball so I don’t understand the decision. It is very harsh.

“My first thought is that we will be appealing – but we will have a closer look at it.

“It is a hard one to take as he had just come back from suspension.”


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