Jake Bidwell

Swansea City's Jake Bidwell appeal unsuccessful

23rd September 2019
First team

Swansea City's appeal of Jake Bidwell's red card in Saturday's goalless draw at Bristol City has been unsuccessful.

The left-back saw red during the closing stages at Ashton Gate, with referee Tony Harrington giving him his marching orders for a challenge on Niclas Eliasson.

Head coach Steve Cooper had made clear his unhappiness with the decision, and indicated the club would explore whether they could get the decision overturned.

The club submitted an appeal to the Football Association, but that has been rejected and Bidwell will now serve a three-match ban after the FA's regulatory commission deemed the sending off was not a case of wrongful dismissal.

It means the 26-year-old will miss Tuesday's Carabao Cup clash with Watford, as well as Championship fixtures against Reading and Charlton.