Raging County to appeal Steven Craig’s red card

Raging Ross County to appeal red card which could deprive Steven Craig appearance against Celtic


ROSS COUNTY last night sent the SFA an appeal to overturn Steven Craig’s red card against Livingston at the weekend in order to free him for the visit of Celtic.

The club are seething after the striker, who netted in County’s famous Scottish Cup semi-final win over the Hoops two years ago, was controversially sent off for violent conduct at home to the Lions on Saturday.

Craig, his team-mates and the County faithful were incensed when he was given his marching orders for what was deemed an elbow on Craig Barr during the 1-1 draw.

After studying video evidence, County boss Derek Adams and the club were aggrieved enough to lodge a complaint with Hampden Park bosses.

And the 30-year-old is now praying officials agree ref Mat Northcroft made a big mistake and allow him to play the third-round clash. Craig said: “I don’t know what the rules are and I don’t want to say too much but I would be gutted if I didn’t play against Celtic because of a bad decision.

“I hope they see the sort of evidence I saw that will prove I was in the right.

“This would be a terrible injustice. It would be hard to stomach so I really do hope they see sense.”