Daniel Lafferty: Suspension update

Sligo Rovers can confirm that Daniel Lafferty’s six match suspension has been reduced to 4 matches following a successful appeal from the club today.

Daniel was sent-off against Drogheda United on Friday July 21st in the FAI Cup First Round and following this and taking into account the match official’s report, a six-match ban was handed out.

Sligo Rovers have not commented on the matter publicly due to the fact that an appeal was lodged last week and we felt it necessary to allow this run its course before making any comment.

The club felt this decision was extremely disappointing and submitted a formal appeal along with video evidence of the incident and the aftermath of the incident today at the FAI’s Disciplinary Control Unit’s appeal hearing.

Following this hearing, the FAI have confirmed that Daniel’s suspension has now been reduced to four games and he will return to the Rovers squad for our game against Cork City on September 1st.

We wish to thank the FAI, the DCU and the Appeals Committee for their assistance on this matter.