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12 August 2013

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Boss confirms appeal has been lodged

The Hatters have appealed against the red card shown to Steve McNulty's at Southport on Saturday.

The Town defender received his marching orders by referee Chris Kavanagh just before the hour marking during the 1-0 defeat.

"We have appealed," confirmed manager John Still. "At the time I didn't see it and nobody on our bench saw it either.

"In fairness to Southport, nobody on their bench saw it, because I asked them afterwards.

"Our understanding is that their guy received a knock at the back of the head when challenging for the cross and both fell to the floor.

"Having looked at the DVD both players fell to the floor together and it appears as though the Southport goalkeeper has unintentionally got hold of Steve's legs and Steve has pulled his leg away and ran off. Yet the referee has deemed that to be dangerous play.

"We looked at the DVD and all thought the same: that we don't really see it anything other than Steve getting up off of the floor."

The decision is due to be made on Tuesday by the Football Association.

Meanwhile, the manager hopes to have midfielder Alex Lawless on the bench for Tuesday's home curtain raiser against Salisbury.

Jon Shaw is a doubt despite training on Monday, as is club captain Ronnie Henry who sustained a back injury on Thursday. Still believes Henry could be back in contention for Saturday's game with Macclesfield Town.

Full report and video to follow.

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