Appeal means George can face Wolves

IPSWICH Town are to appeal over Saturday's sending off of midfielder George O'Callaghan in the FA Cup fifth round defeat at Watford. O'Callaghan will now be available for tomorrow's home game against Wolves.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town are to appeal over Saturday's sending off of midfielder George O'Callaghan in the FA Cup fifth round defeat at Watford. O'Callaghan will now be available for tomorrow's home game against Wolves.

Blues manager Jim Magilton said today: “We have now seen the incident on TV and video and feel we must show solidarity with George, who is heartbroken over his red card.

“We are appealing on his behalf as his actions were not worthy of a sending off.”


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O'Callaghan, who is set for a three-match ban for violent conduct, only appeared to flick out at Dan Shittu with his foot as they landed in a heap on the ground.

Town's appeal is set to be heard by a three-man panel from the FA with referee Steve Bennett not initially involved.

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