By Abigail Withey

Aston Villa have announced that they will be appealing against the red card which was shown to midfielder Henri Lansbury during the club’s 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old was shown red by referee James Linington 64 minutes into the game following a foul on midfielder Marvin Johnson.

Lansbury was the second player of the match to be sent off which meant that both sides were down to 10 men after Adama Traore was dismissed just minutes into the Championship clash.

The club confirmed on their official Twitter account that they would be appealing the card on the “grounds of wrongful dismissal”.

If Aston Villa’s appeal is dismissed it will mean that Lansbury faces a three match ban which could mean the playmaker may miss his side’s upcoming fixtures against Barnsley, Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup and former side Nottingham Forest.

The red card was the first one the Englishman has received since joining the midland club back in January from fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Both the boss and fans will be hoping that the appeal is successful following a number of disappointing results in their current 2017/18 campaign which has resulted in the club sitting at eighteenth place in the standings.

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