Nottingham Forest lose Cohen red card appeal

Referee Mark Halsey sent Chris Cohen off after a challenge with George McCartney
The dismissal of Forest midfielder Cohen was a key moment in the game

Nottingham Forest have lost their appeal against Chris Cohen's straight red card in Saturday's defeat by fellow promotion hopefuls Leeds United.

The Football Association have upheld the decision by referee Mark Halsey to send off the midfielder for a tackle on George McCartney during the first half.

Cohen faces a three-game ban and misses matches against Reading and Burnley at home and an away fixture with Norwich.

Forest have also been handed a £5,000 fine for having six players cautioned.