Hibernian’s Darren McGregor successfully appeals red card against Greenock Morton
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 06/04/17 2:53pm
Hibernian defender Darren McGregor is available to face Morton on Saturday after successfully appealing his recent red card against the Greenock side.
McGregor was sent off for squaring up to Kudus Oyenuga after the Morton player fouled Jordon Forster towards the end of the 0-0 draw at Easter Road last month, with the incident sparking a touchline melee.
That also saw managers Neil Lennon and Jim Duffy become involved in an angry confrontation which led to both being charged by the Scottish Football Association this week.
But Hibs have confirmed that McGregor's card has been downgraded to a yellow following an appeal, meaning he is available for Saturday's eagerly-awaited encounter at Cappielow, which sees the two sides meet again.
A statement on the Hibs website said: "Darren McGregor will be available for selection for Saturday's Ladbrokes Championship match with Greenock Morton following a successful appeal.
"McGregor was red carded in the final minutes of Hibernian's home fixture with Morton on Wednesday, March 29.
"The red card has been reduced to a yellow, and the defender will now be free to play on Saturday."
Hibs are nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, while Morton are two points behind second-placed Falkirk, but with a game in hand.