Ross County manager Jim McIntyre hopes midfielder Filip Kiss will be cleared to play in the Staggies’ final game of the season at Kilmarnock on Saturday after appealing the player’s red card during last weekend’s win against Hamilton.
Kiss was dismissed with 10 minutes of the match remaining, after referee Bobby Madden decided Kiss had lashed out at Hamilton defender Jesus Garcia Tena at a corner.
McIntyre strongly disagrees with the decision and believes his player is innocent.
He said: “It’s not a red card, so we have appealed it. There’s just nothing in it at all.
“It could have harmed us but we stayed positive and stuck with two up front, managing to get the winning goal in the last five minutes.
“Both guys have got their elbow out. There’s not any swing or catching each other in the face. They were just holding each other off.
“It is one of those decisions that is quite baffling. I couldn’t see anything in it.
“Filip was adamant and very angry when he came off and that, generally, is a good indication.
“He’s a very honest lad and there’s nothing in the footage, so I don’t know why he has been sent off for violent conduct. We’ve appealed it and, hopefully, the powers that be will see that.”