Boost for Motherwell as McDonald red card is rescinded

Scott McDonald is red-carded at St Mirren
Scott McDonald is red-carded at St Mirren

Motherwell have won their appeal against striker Scott McDonald’s red card at Paisley last Saturday.

The Aussie hitman faced the prospect of missing this weekend’s match with Partick Thistle and the first leg of the relegation play-off against either Rangers of Hibs next Thursday.

But an SFA Disciplinary Tribubal has upheld the Fir Parkers’ claim of wrongful dismissal for violent conduct.

They ruled that McDonald was guilty of recklessly dangerous play instead and downgraded the red card to a caution.