West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray last night confirmed that the Baggies will appeal at their latest moment of 'red-card' misery.
Paul McShane became the tenth Albion man sent off this season when his aerial challenge on James O'Connor left the Baggies old boy on a stretcher and on his way for a precautionary visit to hospital.
But Mowbray, who had a brief half-time conversation with referee Michael Jones, insisted that the Chester official had not taken into account McShane's previous good character.
"He always goes to win the ball but he hasn't got a bad bone in his body," said Mowbray. "I'm disappointed in him because he doesn't know his footballers. It's part of their job to know who's got a nasty streak in them and who's capable of going to out to hurt somebody and McShane's not that type."
Although not as big as O'Connor's, it leaves Mowbray with yet another headache over how to fill his back four for Saturday's trip to Coventry City.
Without the injured Curtis Davies and the suspended Neil Clement and with Sam Sodje not having recovered from his ankle problem, Mowbray was forced to include Chris Perry.
Perry gave a professional performance on his return from his long winter break but it clearly left Albion weak at the back. "Chris did fine," said Mowbray. "He's a decent footballer."