Port Vale have lost an appeal against key player David Worrall serving a three match ban for violent conduct.
The FA have ruled that appeals against the suspensions for Worrall and Scunthorpe player Matthew Lund were not justified.
Worrall’s suspension means that he will miss the FA Cup game against Cheltenham Town plus League games at home to Walsall and away to Crawley. The forward will also not be eligible for the Football League Trophy game against Mansfield.
Speaking to the Sentinel newspaper after the appeal failed, Port Vale manager John Askey said: “I am disappointed. We did put an appeal in. I am surprised it didn’t get overturned, but I was disappointed with David reacting at the end. It is not something we want to see. But it was something and nothing I thought. I am just disappointed, he has been doing so well, to lose him for four games is a big loss.”
“To do what he did is stupid. We are all frustrated at the end of the game but that is the last thing you want. Having lost, that just compounds everything with him being sent off.”