Paul Robinson: Birmingham City club captain has Wolves red card overturned

Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson, now 38, is into his 22nd season as a professional and has made 753 career appearances

Birmingham City club captain Paul Robinson has had his red card in Friday's Championship victory against Wolves at Molineux overturned.

Robinson, 38, was sent off in the 53rd minute following a challenge involving Wolves striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

Both players ended up on the floor, after which referee Stephen Martin showed Robinson a straight red card for violent conduct.

But an Independent Regulatory Commission has upheld Blues' appeal.

Martin has shown three red cards this season and all three have been rescinded - he sent off Newcastle pair Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett in a game at Nottingham Forest on 2 December, but both dismissals were subsequently overturned.

The offence would have carried an automatic three-match suspension, but Robinson is now clear to play and available for selection when Blues host his former club, promotion-chasing Leeds United, at St. Andrew's on Friday.

Blues recorded only their second win under Gianfranco Zola when they hung on to beat neighbours Wolves 2-1 with only 10 men.

That lifted Zola's side 12 points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Friday's match, the first of 12 they have left to play this season.

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