Alex Pearce: Reading's appeal over defender's red card is upheld

Pearce appeal

Reading's Alex Pearce has won an appeal against the red card shown to him during Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

The Irish international was sent off in the ninth minute against the Owls.

The club contested the dismissal and the appeal was upheld by an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

It means Pearce's one-game ban has been lifted and he will now be available for the top-of-the-table clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday.

The 25-year-old had never previously been sent off in his professional career.

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