O'Connor wins Clarets appeal
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James O'Connor has won his appeal against his sending off against Millwall.Burnley midfielder James O'Connor has won his appeal against his sending off against Millwall.
The Irishman was dismissed after a clash with Millwall midfielder Jody Morris during the sides' clash at Turf Moor.
Clarets boss Steve Cotterill was keen to appeal the sending off and after reviewing video evidence The Football Association have decided to scrap the dismissal.
Cotterill was delighted to win the appeal and that O'Connor does not face a three-match suspension.
"We're absolutely delighted that the FA have accepted the appeal," said Cotterill.
"We're delighted that James is available for us and doesn't suffer the three match ban that he could have done.
"We are very grateful."
Meanwhile, Cotterill is hopeful of keeping on-loan winger Nathan Dyer for the rest of the season and has held talks with Southampton counterpart Harry Redknapp over an extension.
"He's rung me. I didn't ring him about Nathan, Harry phoned me," added Cotterill.
"We probably spoke about every player in the Championship and football league, Southampton's waterlogged pitch and then we touched on Nathan at the end.
"He's here for a while yet. Harry's happy him being here, we are just waiting to see how that one develops."