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.”