BURNLEY will appeal Dean Marney’s dismissal against Birmingham City.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card by referee Darren Drysdale for a tackle on City defender Paul Robinson just over an hour into Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor.

Manager Sean Dyche questioned the match official's interpretation of "excessive force" in the sliding challenge.

But after losing an appeal against Kieran Trippier's sending off against Charlton, and opting against contesting Brian Stock's red card at Barnsley, where the midfielder was a victim of mistaken identity, the Clarets WILL lodge an appeal with the FA’s disciplinary department in a bid to overturn the decision and spare Marney a ban.

“We will be appealing," said Dyche.

"We felt it was the wrong decision at the time and since then we have looked at the incident again in the cold light of day to confirm our belief.

“We’ve also sought a few opinions from other people that confirm our thoughts, so we will put our faith in the appeals process in the belief we can get the right outcome and have the red card rescinded.”

Marney was sent off with the score at 1-1 and the ten-man Clarets then lost to a last-minute goal from Marlon King.