ROVERS have decided against appealing the decisions to show red cards to Elliott Bennett and Rekeem Harper in Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Crewe Alexandra.

Referee David Webb sent off Harper in the first half for a foul on Chris Porter which led to the penalty for the visitors’ first goal.

Bennett was dismissed shortly after the re-start following an off the ball incident involving Crewe defender Perry Ng on the advice of the referee's assistant.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray said he would consider an appeal but having reviewed the footage, Rovers said due to a lack of video evidence, they opted against it.

With Bennett sent off for violent conduct, and having already been dismissed once already this season in the 0-0 draw with Wigan on October 28, he will now serve a four game suspension.

That will rule him out of the replay at Gresty Road on Tuesday week, as well as Rovers’ run of three consecutive Saturday games against Peterborough, Charlton and Northampton. His first game back will be the Boxing Day clash with Rochdale.

Mowbray will be hoping that Craig Conway, who hasn't featured since October 31, will prove his fitness following a hamstring injury to take his place in the squad for this weekend's trip to the ABAX Stadium.

Harper meanwhile will serve a one-match suspension following his dismissal for a professional foul, the first red card of his senior career.

Rovers were forced to play the final 40 minutes with two men light, as the League Two side battled back from 3-0 down to earn a replay.

Their dismissals mean that Rovers have been shown five red cards in their last 10 games, following Bennett's red card at Wigan, Scott Wharton's in the Checkatrade Trophy against Rochdale last month and Dominic Samuel's against Portsmouth on October 21.