SPFL: St Johnstone will not appeal the red card received by Alan Mannus against Hearts
St Johnstone will not appeal the red card handed out to goalkeeper Alan Mannus against Hearts at the weekend.
Last Updated: 20/01/14 5:21pm
Wright decided against the appeal after watching a replay of the incident which took place amid a mass brawl towards the end of the thrilling 3-3 draw at McDiarmid Park.
The Northern Irishman appeared to square up to Hearts striker Ryan Stevenson, who was also ordered off for his part in the melee.
However, Wright will challenge referee Brian Colvin's decision to send off Steven Anderson for deeming the Saints defender had denied Dale Carrick an obvious goalscoring opportunity in the 21st minute of the incident-packed match.
The appeal frees up Anderson to take his place in Saints' defence at Partick Thistle on Tuesday while veteran keeper Steve Banks, 41, will take over from Mannus, who is automatically banned for the Firhill trip.
"My mind hasn't changed from Saturday but we will not appeal Alan Mannus' red card," said Wright.
"There is contact between two players and that can't be denied so the club and I don't think there are enough grounds to appeal.
"Steven Banks will come into goal, he did extremely well when he played earlier in the season, but we are going to appeal Steven Anderson's red card."