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Ryan McGowan loses red card appeal

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Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan will serve a one match ban against Ross County next weekend after his red card against Celtic, during their Scottish Cup quarter-final replay, was upheld.

The defender was sent off late on in the second half following a challenge on Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson.

McGowan was facing a two match ban, but United appealed the sending off allowing him to play in the league clash between the two sides which the Tannadice side lost 3-0.

However on Thursday a Scottish FA judicial panel rejected the Tannadice side’s claims of wrongful dismissal and a two match ban has been imposed on the Australian international.

That means McGowan will miss next weekend’s clash against Ross County and the first Scottish Cup match of next season.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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