Dundee face an anxious wait over the availability of striker Kenny Miller after the club appealed his red card dished out in Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Rangers.
The experienced striker, already on a yellow card after a flailing arm broke Andy Halliday’s nose, dived in on Gers defender Borna Barisic with 11 minutes to go and the score at 3-0.
Referee Kevin Clancy showed him a straight red card.
However, Dundee felt Miller won the ball and today submitted evidence they feel shows just that.
As it stands, Miller’s straight red card brings an immediate two-match ban, meaning he would miss Saturday’s home clash with Hibs and the following week’s trip to Hamilton.
Should they win the appeal, that obviously wouldn’t be the case, however, the card could be downgraded to a yellow if the club can prove their case.
That would change the decision from a straight red to a second yellow card, bringing just a one-game penalty that would see him miss Hibs.
The hearing is scheduled for today.
If a ban is upheld that would pave the way for a return to the first XI for either Sofien Moussa or Jean Mendy.
Neither African striker has a league goal to their name yet this campaign – changing that this weekend would be a timely boost for the Dark Blues as they strive to add their first points of the season.
However, the absence of Miller and the vast experience he brings the side will be a big miss for Neil and his side.
Meanwhile, former Dundee defender Steven Caulker is training with Arsenal Kyiv in Ukraine, a team managed by another former Dens man in Fabrizio Ravanelli, with a view to winning a contract.