Burnley have opted to appeal against Clarke Carlisle's dismissal against Millwall on Saturday.
The experienced centre-half saw red for a mis-timed tackle just seven minutes into a 1-1 draw at The Den.
The Clarets feel the match officials got the decision wrong, with the incident in question not deserving of a sending off.
As a result, they are planning to contest the dismissal and the impending suspension now hanging over Carlisle's head.
Burnley boss Brian Laws told the club's official website: "We are obviously disappointed and having analysed it we feel it is harsh.
"Therefore we feel there is an element of doubt and we feel we have to move forward by appealing against a three-match ban.
"We are aware of the need to be sure about such an appeal, but we feel strongly enough that there is a case to overturn the decision.
"The referee has had a look at it and still feels he made the right decision.
"However, we have to hope that the professionals on the panel see that there was no element of danger to the opponent and that it was simply mis-timed."