Notts County can confirm that Gary Jones’ red card in the Sky Bet League 1 game against Yeovil Town last weekend has been rescinded on appeal.
Jones was dismissed by match referee Stuart Attwell in the 28th minute of the match, having slid in to win the ball from Yeovil defender Nathan Smith.
There was disbelief around Meadow Lane when the match official produced the red card, with the score still at 0-0, meaning that Notts had to play over an hour of the game with 10 men.
Despite going on to take the lead in the match, thanks to a calmly taken goal by Michael Petrasso, Notts lost the game 2-1 as Yeovil made their extra-man count with two late goals to snatch victory.
Notts Chief Exec Jim Rodwell said of Tuesday’s appeal decision: "I was as astonished as anyone else in the ground on Saturday when Mr Attwell brandished a red card at Gary Jones for what appeared to be, at the time, to me an excellently timed tackle.
"I’ve no doubt that the sending off contributed hugely to our defeat, however I’m delighted that common sense has prevailed and the FA have seen sense to uphold our appeal on this occasion, meaning neither the football club or Gary Jones will be penalised further than they already have been," he added.
"Gary has proved himself to be an integral part of our squad here at Notts and has been a key part of the successful start that we have made to the current campaign, so it is great news that he will not be missing any of our upcoming games for what would have been an unjustified suspension."