Sheffield Wednesday could yet face Huddersfield Town keeper Danny Ward despite red card against Cardiff City

Huddersfield Town keeper Danny Ward was sent off against Cardiff City

Huddersfield Town keeper Danny Ward was sent off against Cardiff City

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Huddersfield Town are contemplating appealing against the red card given to Danny Ward, which could keep the goalkeeper out of the play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ward, who is on loan at the Terriers from Liverpool, was given a red card for an alleged hand ball outside the box during their final game of the season against Cardiff City, which David Wagner's side went on to lose 3-0.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

Wagner said afterwards that he would look closely at the video before deciding if it is worthy of an appeal. As things stand, the Welsh stopper is due to miss the first leg against the Owls at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.

Wagner said: "I haven't seen the video again but Danny says he touched the ball with his shoulder, not his arms or his hand. If we can clearly see the referee made the wrong decision, then we will appeal."

The Terriers boss was under-fire last week for making ten changes in his side's defeat to relegation-threatened Birmingham City, but stand-in stopper Joel Coleman played in that match, giving Wagner the opportunity for some justification.

"What happened with Danny Ward is why it was good to bring in some fresh players for the Birmingham game," he said."Joel Coleman played in goal against Birmingham and has had more minutes to work on his body shape and fitness."

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