Well to contest Randolph ban

Motherwell have confirmed they intend to contest the two-match
suspension handed down to Darren Randolph by the SFA following a
clash with Hearts striker Callum Paterson.

The Well goalkeeper has been accused of kicking Paterson in the
head during the 0-0 draw between the two sides at Fir Park on
Saturday.

After viewing the incident SFA Compliance Officer Vincent Lunny
charged Randolph with: “violent conduct by kicking an opposing
player”.

He was offered a fixed two-match suspension, applicable across
all competitions, meaning he would miss a Scottish Cup tie with
Aberdeen and a league match at home to Ross County.

However, the SPL side have announced their intention to contest
the decision, with a SFA judicial panel set to consider the case on
Thursday.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Motherwell FC
today notified the Scottish FA of the club’s intent to contest the
fixed two-match suspension offered to Darren Randolph by the
Compliance Officer.

“The club lodged the official appeal before 3pm today and the
matter will now be referred to the Judicial Panel with a Fast Track
Tribunal convened tomorrow (Thursday, 29th November).

“The club will make no further public comment on the matter
until that process is complete.”