Midfielder to miss the next 3 gamesNorthampton Town have confirmed the club won't be appealing the red card issued to Matt Taylor in Saturday's game at Scunthorpe United.
Manager Rob Page explained that while he feels the red card and subsequent three match ban is harsh, particularly given some other tackles he saw in League 1 at the weekend, the advice the club received was that an appeal was unlikely to be successful.
“I still think it’s a harsh red card,” he said.
“Looking at certain other tackles made over the weekend, in particular in the Oxford game where in a similar scenario a free-kick wasn’t even given, it seems a red card and a 3 match ban is an exceptionally harsh punishment.
“The inconsistency is a bit frustrating but we’ve looked at it and we’ve decided not to appeal.
“There was no malice in the tackle from Matty whatsoever, it’s not in his nature and he’s just gone for the ball and then half pulled out as well. It was a harsh decision and I thought there were two worse tackles in our game than that.
“Some decisions go for you and some don’t and we just have to get on with it. Matty's absence gives an opportunity to someone else and it is up to them to take it.”