Darnell Johnson: Hibs contest defender ban for challenge on Emilio Izaguirre

Hibs' Darnell Johnson fouls Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre, who was taken off injured
Darnell Johnson's challenge left Emilio Izaguirre writhing in agony and forced to depart on a stretcher

Hibernian will contest a proposed two-match ban for Darnell Johnson following his challenge on Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre in Wednesday's 2-0 defeat.

A hearing will take place on Tuesday after the on-loan Leicester defender was issued with a notice of complaint.

The 20-year-old debutant caught Izaguirre and the left-back was taken off on a stretcher.

Hibs host Raith Rovers in the Scottish Cup on Saturday but Johnson is not in the squad because of injury.

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