05 Dec Gers appeal Jack red card
Rangers have launched an appeal against Ryan Jack’s latest red card.
The Scottish Football Association confirmed it received notification from Ibrox ahead of the 3pm deadline.
Jack was sent off for the fourth time this season after following through on a tackle on Stevie May during his side’s 2-1 victory over his former club Aberdeen on Sunday.
The midfielder has had two red cards rescinded already this term and must hope a judicial panel overturns Willie Collum’s decision on Thursday to avoid a three-match ban.
Jack faces an extra game on top of the automatic two-match suspension for serious foul play because it will be his second ban of the campaign.
Jack will miss games against Ross County, Hibernian and St Johnstone if the appeal fails – possibly the opening three matches of a new manager’s reign.
Rangers are expected to make a move for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes any day but caretaker boss Graeme Murty will continue preparing the team for the weekend’s visit of Owen Coyle’s men.
Rangers have problems in central defence as well as in midfield, with Graham Dorrans still out injured in Jack’s position. Bruno Alves missed the trip to Pittodrie after sustaining a knock in the midweek win over Aberdeen, and Danny Wilson went off with a head knock after opening the scoring on Sunday.
Murty told Rangers TV: “He was struggling to see with his vision so medically we had to take him out. It was absolutely the right thing to do, we were sorry for him but with Bruno going out and Danny going out it gave other people an opportunity to step up.
“David Bates got man of the match from Sky Sports and Fabio (Cardoso) came on and won headers and won battles.
“The guys who came in did well, albeit we will be checking the other two medically and seeing how soon we can get a fully-fit squad back together.”