Wigan Athletic to appeal Pearce red card

Jason pearce is sent off against Millwall
Jason pearce is sent off against Millwall

WIGAN Athletic are to appeal the red card picked up by Jason Pearce at Millwall in midweek.

The centre-back was dismissed by referee Steve Martin for a robust challenge on Aiden O’Brien late on that led to a melee which also saw Millwall’s Ed Upson dismissed.

Latics boss Gary Caldwell admitted after the game he ‘couldn’t see how’ the official had shown Pearce the red card, feeling his man had won the ball fairly.

As things stand the former Leeds man will miss the last three games of the season through suspension.