Wolves lose O’Hara appeal

Wolves have lost their bid to have Jamie O’Hara’s three-game ban

reduced after their appeal was rejected by the Football

Association.

O’Hara, who was sent off during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to

Huddersfield, will miss Tuesday night’s game against Hull City

followed by the clashes with Charlton and Burnley.

The midfielder reacted angrily to a challenge from Terriers

substitute Keith Southern and subsequently pushed him, leading to

his dismissal.

Wolves had accepted the decision itself but were unhappy with

the mandatory three-match ban and 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, but in this instance

the FA decided to reject the appeal and O’Hara will have to serve

the full three-game ban.