UNDER-PRESSURE Neil McCann confirmed Dundee – hammered 4-0 by Rangers yesterday – will appeal Kenny Miller’s straight red card.

The one-time Ibrox star, returning for the first time since leaving the club in the summer, was banished by referee Kevin Clancy for a challenge on Borna Barisic late in the one-sided affair.

Miller, 38, whose third spell at Gers ended in acrimonious circumstances when he was suspended and fined for a disciplinary matter he has now appealed against successfully.

As he left the field, the ex-Scotland international attacker received a standing ovation from the 50,130 crowd.

McCann, whose side are still without a point after five league matches, admitted: “We will 100 per cent appeal the decision.

“Kenny has won the ball. Yeah, he has gone through, his momentum has taken him through and he caught the player.

“I haven’t had a chance to see it again, but I saw it in real time and I thought he got the ball. I spoke to Kenny and he said: ‘I absolutely got the ball’.

“He did catch the man on the follow-through, but there were several challenges like that and the yellow card wasn’t brandished. So, we’ll definitely appeal it.

“It was a straight red. I thought it was a second yellow I have to admit. I didn’t think the first one was a yellow. I thought he was trying to get himself across Andy Halliday going back through.

“I was surprised at the first yellow and I was equally surprised when I learned it was a straight red because I was under the impression it was a second yellow.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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