Huddersfield Town have appealed the straight red card shown to Philip Billing during Tuesday’s 1-1 Championship draw at MK Dons.
And head coach David Wagner hopes his teenage midfield prospect will escape the three-match ban which comes for a decision deemed as serious foul play.
The Football Association are set to consider the appeal sometime tomorrow (Thursday) with Town’s next game at home to Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Th club have met the deadline of 5.00pm today to notify the FA of their appeal, and will make their case before 1.00pm tomorrow.
The FA will convene a panel to make a ruling.
Billing, 19, was dismissed by Essex referee Michael Bull for his challenge on Jake Forster-Caskey less than four minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.
Town were trailing 1-0, but despite being a man down, fought back for a point courtesy of Nahki Wells’ late equaliser.
Billing was the third Town player sent off during Wagner’s reign after Jonathan Hogg in the FA Cup third-round replay at Reading and Tommy Smith in the Championship clash at Preston North End.
Should the appeal fail, Billing would also be suspended for the trip to Derby County on Saturday, March 5 and the home game against Reading on Tuesday 8.