Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has lost his appeal against a two-match ban – according to a report.
The Gers ace was cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer after colliding with Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson and, according to the Evening Times, his appeal has been unsuccessful.
McGregor will now miss Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with St. Johnstone and the Scottish Cup replay against Kilmarnock.
Despite it appearing that referee John Beaton had a clear view of the incident at the time, the compliance officer offered a ban to the Gers’ number one.
The challenge was nothing that won’t be seen up and down the country every weekend and it could well open the floodgates for the compliance officer if that is what is viewed as endangering an opponent.
Ferguson was later booked for deliberately leaving a boot in on McGregor as he came for the ball – but faced no further action as the referee was deemed to have dealt with it.
The hearing was originally due to be heard yesterday but was postponed for 24 hours.
Wes Foderingham will likely take McGregor’s place between the sticks with Andy Firth taking a seat on the bench following his move from Barrow.
If Foderingham is selected on Saturday, it will be his first league appearance since October 31st when he lined up against Kilmarnock.