Reds accept red card

BARNSLEY director Don Rowing has revealed the club will not be appealing against Stephen Foster's sending-off against Hull City on Saturday.

Centre-back Foster was shown a straight red card by referee Peter Quinn in his first match in charge of an Championship fixture. It was the 30-year-old's first sending off since December 2007 and the sixth of his professional career.

Foster was adjudged to have impeded Tigers hitman Matty Fryatt and gave away a 66th -minute penalty, although it looked as though the defender made little contact.

As a result, Foster will miss Saturday's home clash with Swansea City having picked up an automatic one-match ban for a professional foul.

"We're not going to appeal against Stephen Foster's red card. We don't feel it's worth doing that," Rowing told The Star.

"It did look a very harsh decision, but unfortunately these decisions to go against you sometimes.

"Nemanja Vidic did a similar foul (although it was outside the area] against Jermain Defoe when Manchester United played Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

"That was a similar challenge to Stephen's and he didn't even get booked."

To make matters worse, club skipper and fellow centre-back Jason Shackell will also be missing for the visit of the Swans to Oakwell having been sent off for two bookable offences.

It was only the second time he has been sent-off in his career.

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