WORCESTER City have appealed the red cards shown to manager Chris Cornes and his assistant coach Nick Clayton in last month's draw with Fairford Town.

The pair were both sent off by the referee after the full-time whistle as Fairford scored a dramatic last-minute equaliser in the 3-3 Hellenic League Premier draw on December 30.

The club received confirmation of the red cards following the 3-1 win at Mangotsfield United three weeks ago and had been weighing up whether to appeal, which they now have.

Cornes, who has already served a one-match touchline ban this season for an accumulation of yellow cards, now faces a further ban should the decision be upheld.

But it is unlikely to be a speedy process, according to Cornes; "We have appealed (both) red cards and now we are waiting for a date for the appeal to be heard with the FA.

"Dates will now be thrown about from both parties and then we will get a sit down meeting where we will go through it with the evidence we have.

"We decided to appeal both as neither were red cards and we are still all a bit confused about it to be honest but we will wait for it to happen now and then we will see what comes of it all."

The case is likely to be heard in the next couple of weeks, meaning Cornes will still be on the touchline for City in what is set to be a busy couple of weeks.

They play back-to-back games at Slimbridge in the Hellenic League Premier (January 27) and the Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup (January 30) over the next few days before a home game with Lydney Town in the league on February 3.

Then comes the highly-anticipated Isuzu FA Vase round of 16 clash with Stourport Swifts on February 10.