Dundee United manager Peter Houston is hopeful that Johnny Russell's Dundee derby dismissal will be rescinded.

The striker played a pivotal part as United ran out 3-0 winners. After Gavin Gunning had headed the Tangerines in front, Russell's shot was deflected into the net by Dundee defender Davide Grassi before he netted a spectacular third just before the break - but he was sent off with 20 minutes remaining after an altercation with Stephen O'Donnell, who was also dismissed.

United boss Houston felt it was a harsh decision on both players, and he said: "I have seen it again and it is at best a yellow card for O'Donnell. Johnny hasn't really done anything so I'm going to speak to the chairman with regards to see if we should appeal it."

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