Date: 18th September 2015 at 10:45am
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Aberdeen’s appeal against Jonny Hayes’ sending off last weekend, in the two-one win over Celtic, has failed to see this overturned to he’ll now begin a two-match ban.

The appeal against Hayes’ dismissal at Celtic meant he was available to face Hamilton in midweek, however the SFA disciplinary panel have upheld this so he’ll miss Hearts and Hibernian through suspension.

An automatic two-match ban will kick in meaning he misses the Sky Sports meeting with Hearts on Sunday and then the League Cup tie with Hibernian, at Easter Road, on Wednesday as a result.

The Official Website confirmed this with this short statement.

‘Aberdeen’s appeal against the red card administered to Jonny Hayes by referee Craig Thomson in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership victory over Celtic last Saturday was rejected by the SFA’s disciplinary panel at today’s Hampden hearing.

‘The winger now faces an automatic two game ban and will miss this weekend’s league clash with Hearts at Tynecastle and Wednesday’s League Cup tie against Hibs at Easter Road.’

It’s a disappointment, and a bit of a surprise this appeal has failed, I wonder if it would had it been the other way would! The winger has expressed the fact he’s been left ‘gutted’, taking to social media to share his thoughts.

‘Obviously gutted with the outcome today! Hearts away is always a fixture you look forward too. Hopefully the boys can continue the run.’

We’ll miss Hayes, firstly against Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday and then Hibs to follow, but we’ve got to accept this and it’ll give someone else a chance and they’ll know they have to take this to have a chance of keeping him out once his suspension has been served!

Taking that into account there could be a silver lining to this decision….

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