Wolves appeal length of ban

Wolves have appealed against the length of the suspension given

to Jamie O’Hara after he was sent off in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to

Huddersfield.

The midfielder reacted angrily to a challenge from Terriers’

substitute Keith Southern and subsequently pushed him, leading to

his dismissal.

Wolves have accepted the decision itself but are unhappy with

the mandatory three-match ban and have asked the FA for leniency in

the matter.

Under FA rules, a club may appeal the severity of a suspension

if they feel there are extenuating circumstances, with Wolves

manager Dean Saunders convinced the ferocity of the challenge falls

into this category.

O’Hara faces a minimum one-match ban even if the club are

successful in their appeal, ruling the former Tottenham player out

of Tuesday’s crucial home game with Hull as they look to move out

of the Championship relegation zone.