Motherwell's Scott McDonald wins red card appeal

Motherwell striker Scott McDonald
Scott McDonald was sent off for an elbow

Motherwell striker Scott McDonald has had the red card he was shown against St Mirren rescinded and reduced to a yellow after an appeal.

It means the Australian will be free to play in the final Scottish Premiership game of the season - and their play-off against Rangers or Hibernian.

The 31-year-old had been facing a two-game ban after being ordered off for violent conduct on Saturday.

Referee Brian Colvin had ruled that McDonald had elbowed Thomas Reilly.

The 2-1 defeat by St Mirren ensured that Well have finished second bottom of the table behind Ross County and Kilmarnock.

In 28 May's first leg of the play-off final, they will face the winner of the semi-final between the sides who finished second and third in the Championship.

Hibs host Rangers on Saturday with the Ibrox side travelling to Edinburgh with a 2-0 lead.

Later that day, Motherwell host Partick Thistle in their final league game.

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