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Shrewsbury Town to appeal Dave Edwards red card

By Lewis Cox | Shrewsbury Town FC | Published:

Town boss Sam Ricketts has confirmed the club will appeal Dave Edwards' late red card in the 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers.

Dave Edwards shown a late red in the bad-tempered clash at Bristol Rovers (AMA)

Sub Edwards was shown a straight red card by referee Peter Wright less than 10 minutes after being introduced to the bad-tempered affair at the Memorial Stadium.

Ricketts disagrees with the decision to send off the 33-year-old and confirms Salop will contest the decision. The Shrews chief, whose side are 22nd after picking up a point, felt his Shrewsbury side were up against the world on a tough afternoon in front of a vociferous crowd in Bristol.

"It's never a red card. How two of their players haven't been sent off is beyond me," said Ricketts.

"(Abu) Ogogo kicks Ollie Norburn first-half, blatantly kicks him right in front of the fourth official and referee.

"If that's not a red card I don't know what is. We all saw Beckham got sent off years ago in the World Cup, this was worse.

"To compound that there was a second yellow card later on that didn't get given to number 22.

"He decides to send Dave Edwards off because he gets caught in the moment, it wasn't two-footed, wasn't a lunge, he had one leg on the ground and did a sweeping action with his leg. Because of player reaction he sends the lad off.

"Yes, I think you have to appeal when it's that unjust."

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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