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WYKE APPEAL SUCCESSFUL

1 January 2018

The Bantams have been handed a significant pre-match boost ahead of their New Year's Day fixture at Fleetwood Town with the news that Charlie Wyke's red card has been successfully overturned.

City chose to appeal Wyke's sending off after the striker was dismissed in the closing stages of Saturday's victory over Oxford United at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Wyke was set to serve a three-match ban following his Oxford red card, but The FA's disciplinary panel agreed with City's arguements that the decision to send off the striker was incorrect.

All this means that Wyke will not have to serve a ban after all and he will be available for selection for Monday's match at Fleetwood.

City Chief Operating Officer James Mason said: "Naturally we are delighted with the decision to overturn Charlie's red card, and we thanks the FA's disciplinary panel for making the right decision.

"We took the odds of winning an appeal into consideration when deciding whether or not to contest the sending off, as not many decisions are normally overturned.

"As such, we discussed it at length yesterday (Sunday) morning and as a group it was a unanimous decision so we spent New Year's Eve working on it, and it's paid off.

"A lot of praise needs to go those who worked on the appeal, including Roger Owen, our Press Officer Mark Harrison and, of course, Stuart (McCall) and Charlie (Wyke) in giving statements.

"It's a huge boost for us all and we're pleased Charlie's excellent disciplinary record remains intact."


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