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Dover Athletic to appeal against Ricky Modeste's red card against Eastleigh

Ricky ModesteBy Kevin Redsull

Dover Athletic have decided to appeal over the red card given to Ricky Modeste against Blue Square Bet South rivals Eastleigh on Saturday.

The striker (pictured) was dismissed in the second half at Crabble for a tackle on Eastleigh’s Damian Scannell, but Whites boss Nicky Forster said: "We’ve looked at the video a number of times and Ricky’s feet don’t leave the ground when he tackles, so we think it’s worth the appeal.

"There is the case that if you appeal and lose and they consider the appeal to have been frivolous, then they can add on an extra game but we don’t feel we will be wasting their time so we hope that won’t happen even if the appeal is unsuccessful."

The decision to appeal Modeste’s red card means that new boy Moses Ademola will probably have to wait a little longer for his first start in a Whites’ shirt.

Dover are away to Hayes and Yeading on Sunday and Forster added: "Moses came on as a substitute at Billericay and Truro and looked good but, by his own admission, he’s not quite up to match pace yet and, along with people like Steve Watt, Calum Willock and Terry Dixon, he might have to be patient because the team are in good form at the moment."

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