Date: 29th January 2013 at 6:14pm
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The Clarets have successfully appealed against the red card given to Dean Marney against Birmingham City last Saturday.

Marney was dismissed on the hour mark by referee Darren Drysdale for a tackle on Paul Robinson in the home game which the Clarets lost 2-1 after holding on to the last minute before Marlon King secured all three points for the Blues.

The midfielder would have been given an automatic three-match ban and maybe more had they lost the appeal.

Manager Sean Dyche told the club’s website:

‘It does not stop us being aggrieved at the decision, which clearly affected the outcome of the game when we looked good value to go on and get the three points, and I don’t feel we have had a fair share of decisions go our way.

‘But on this occasion the appeal decision has been a positive one for us and rightly so.

‘I made it clear how I felt at the time, and after watching the incident again, and that view has been totally vindicated.

‘We put our faith in pursuing the matter through the right channels and we are pleased that the process has gone in our favour.

‘We are thankful that we have got a good player available to us to go forward and it’s on to the next game to try and compete for another three points at Peterborough.’

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