Greening appeal turned down
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening has seen his appeal over his sending off against Aston Villa rejected by The Football Association.
Greening was sent off during West Brom's 1-1 draw at Villa Park for getting involved in an altercation with Liam Ridgewell with both players appearing to clash foreheads.
It means that Greening will be forced to serve a three-game ban and he will miss the games against Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Blackburn.
Baggies assistant boss Nigel Pearson admitted it was a major blow to lose the talented midfielder.
"It is disappointing to lose Jonathan for three games given that his performances in possession have been excellent," Pearson told the club's official website.
"It surprised us he was sent off but we'll just have to deal with it."
Meanwhile, Fulham withdrew their claim for wrongful dismissal against Claus Jensen prior to the hearing on Tuesday.
Jensen was sent off for handball on the line in the 3-1 defeat at Bolton with The Cottagers initially feeling the Dane was harshly done to.
But after reviewing the incident the club have decided to drop their case and Jensen will be forced to serve a suspension.