They say two wrongs don't make a right.
But that's how it must have felt like for Walsall and their two Wrights on Boxing Day in the 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town.
After harshly losing loan man Tommy Wright to a first-half challenge on Shrewsbury's Stewart Drummond, it was Mark Wright's mis-hit cross that looped in to earn the Saddlers their first win in four games.
And, having helped retain their four-point lead in League Two, Walsall could be forgiven for thinking that one piece of good fortune cancelled out their earlier unlucky break.
The short-term repercussions of referee Andy D'Urso's reaction to what was really no more than a classic striker's challenge from Wright is that it brought a premature end to his month's loan from Barnsley. Manager Richard Money now looks set to bring back Hector Sam alongside the hard-working Martin Butler for tomorrow's home game with Bristol Rovers.
The long-term effect of Tuesday's result may, however, prove more important, in that it got Money's men back on the winning trail.
As regards his immediate plans, Money is unlikely to risk recalling Dean Keates tomorrow, despite the combative midfielder having recovered from the thigh problem that has kept him out for a month. Instead, he looks likely to be held back as badly-needed fresh legs for Monday's fourth match in eight days - the New Year's Day game at Peter-borough.
Darren Wrack is still troubled by a calf injury while Anthony Gerrard remains sidelined due to a mandatory two-week lay-off after being carried off with concussion in the 1-1 draw at Boston.