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DONS APPEAL McKENNA BAN

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ABERDEEN have appealed a two-match ban that was offered to Scott McKenna for the high challenge on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in the Hoops’ 1-0 win at Parkhead on Saturday.

The £9million French ace didn’t even last until the interval before being replaced by eventual matchwinner Scott Sinclair.

Referee Bobby Madden took no action at the incident, but McKenna was issued a notice of complaint from the SFA for “serious foul play”.

The Pittodrie side issued a short statement that read: “It came as a total shock to learn that Scott has been cited for an incident where the referee deemed there was no offence committed and we have subsequently lodged an appeal.”

Brendan Rodgers described the challenge as “very reckless”.

If McKenna’s appeal fails, he will miss the games against St Mirren at home, and then away to Hearts.

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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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