Defender's appeal upheld
The Royals are pleased to announce that the club’s appeal over the dismissal of Alex Pearce against Sheffield Wednesday this past weekend has been upheld.
The decision was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon – meaning the defender will now be eligible for the game with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday.
An FA Statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Reading’s claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Alex Pearce was upheld. Pearce was dismissed for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity during the game against Sheffield Wednesday on 8 February 2014. His one-match suspension has, therefore, been withdrawn with immediate effect.”