Dundee United have confirmed that they have appealed against Simon Murray’s second booking for simulation.
A yellow card then a red was shown to Murray during the Premiership play-off final at Tannadice on Thursday night, when the striker had clearly been fouled by Hamilton player Scott McMann.
Instead of winning a penalty that could have given the Tangerines a vital lead ahead of Sunday’s second leg at New Douglas Park, Murray missed the last 13 minutes of the game.
However, the caution is almost certain to be rescinded once the appeal is heard.
In the meantime, the appeal means he will be available to face Accies in the return match.
The club confirmed: “Dundee United have today lodged an appeal against the dismissal of Simon Murray for a second yellow card for simulation in last night’s Premiership play-off final first leg versus Hamilton.
“The club has subsequently received notification from the Scottish FA that Simon will be available to play in Sunday’s second leg.”