Thursday, 28 August 2008


Paul Pannell has been successful in his appeal for the red card shown to Matt Hughes to be rescinded.

Hughes, 24, was sent off for dissent after a decision cost the Reds a second goal.

Later, video evidence proved that the Refs decision was actually incorrect and as a result Hughes will not face a ban. ''I had a word with Matty, i told him his attitude needs to change on the pitch and i wasn't happy with the way he reacted to the decision.'' declared Pannell ''The club takes a strict stance against this kind of behaviour and i will have none of my players behave in this way including Matt, if he doesn't like it then tough luck.'' he screamed.

Hughes was interviewed after his intital card and we can provide you with that interview EXCLUSIVELY, including the incident and Pannells initial reaction to the card.

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