Sheffield Wednesday to appeal sending off of Kieran Westwood

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Sheffield Wednesday have lodged an appeal against the red card handed to goalkeeper Keiren Westwood during Saturday's defeat at the hands of Championship table toppers Derby County. 

The outstanding performer, who is a certain contender for Wednesday's fans player of the season so far, was shown a straight red card in the 75th minute at the iPro Stadium. He was sent off after hauling down Derby's on-loan winger Tom Ince in the game's decisive moment.


That incident lead to the winning goal scored from the penalty spot by former England international striker Darren Bent, giving the Rams a 3-2 win over Stuart Gray's side. 

The Ireland international will learn the outcome of the appeal today (24th February) and should the appeal be a success, Westwood will be available and in contention for a starting place, in the Championship trip to relegation threatened Millwall at The Den tonight.

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In the event that the sending off being upheld by the referee and the Football League, the 30-year-old stopper will serve a one-match ban, ruling him out of the Lions fixture, but allowing him the chance to rest up prior to Wednesday's fixture against in-form team and Championship high flyers Middlesbrough this coming Saturday. 

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Despite Westwood's outstanding performances in what is his debut season with the Yorkshire giants, Wednesday have a former one-time England International and experienced keeper to fall back on in the shape of former Liverpool and Wigan man Chris Kirkland. 

Wednesday fans, where you at the match against Derby last Saturday? If so let us here at GMS know your thoughts and views on Westwood's appeal in the comments section below.

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