Date: 19th November 2006 at 1:11pm
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Wednesday boss Brian Laws is set to appeal against the red cards to Wade Small and Chris Brunt which saw the Owls fall to a 3-1 defeat against Coventry City on Saturday.

Both wingers were shown a straight red card by referee Neil Swarbrick in the first half of the Owls’ clash with Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena yesterday – and the Owls boss is adament the decisions turned the game.

He said: ‘There is no doubt that the two incidents turned the game. We will certainly be asking the referee to reflect on his decisions and we could well appeal on Monday.’

And laws defended his two players following their first-half dismissals.

‘Anyone who knows Wade will know he is not a violent or aggressive player. Their player had his hands around his nether regions and he simply pushed him away.

‘With Chris he was running away from goal towards the linesman and their player (Birchall) simply ran across him. It was not intentional.’

Former MK Dons winger Small is set to be sidelined for three matches, including the two matches against Cardiff City and West Brom aswell as Leicester away, while Brunt is set to miss the Cardiff match.

Should Laws decide on an appeal both players could well feature in the clash with the current Championship league leaders on Saturday.