Terry Butcher accepts ref's decision to send off David Raven

David Raven is sent off by Craig Thomson against St Johnstone

Inverness manager Terry Butcher says the club will not be appealing against the red card shown to David Raven during Saturday's loss at St Johnstone.

Butcher was initially critical of the decision by referee Craig Thomson but says, having reviewed the incident, the referee was correct.

Defender Raven was sent off in the 12th minute of the match for a professional foul on the Saints forward Rowan Vine.

Saints' Steven MacLean scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute.

The win lifted Steve Lomas's side to within a point of third-placed Inverness as those teams and Ross County vie for a Europa League qualifying spot for season 2013/14.

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