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Shrewsbury Town defender Joseph Mills fails in red card appeal

1 April 2014

Shrewsbury Town defender Joseph Mills has failed in his appeal against his sending-off against Walsall on Saturday.

The 24-year-old full-back, who is on loan from Oldham Athletic, was shown a straight red card following a challenge on Saddlers defender James Chambers.

Shrewsbury appealed against the dismissal but an FA panel has upheld the decision meaning Mills must serve a three-match ban.

He will therefore miss games against Stevenage, Tranmere Rovers and Crewe Alexandra.

Shrews manager Mike Jackson told the club website: "I'm disappointed as I thought we had a very good case to challenge the decision, especially after consulting the people that we did and with the work everyone put in.

"I don't think it was a sending-off and it's another example of a wrong decision which we are being punished for."

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