Hartlepool United won’t appeal against Sam Collins’ red card

Sam Collins walks off after being sent off against Southhampton. Picture by FRANK REID
Sam Collins walks off after being sent off against Southhampton. Picture by FRANK REID
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HARTLEPOOL United will not appeal against the red card given to Sam Collins during Easter Monday’s 2-0 defeat at Southampton, WRITES CRAIG HOPE.

The 33-year-old will now definitely miss this Saturday’s home clash with Bournemouth but will return for the season finale at Charlton Athletic seven days later.

Collins was banished to the away-team dressing room following a second-half tangle with Rickie Lambert.

The half was only four minutes old when the Saints striker wriggled the wrong side of the visiting skipper inside the penalty area.

Full story in today’s Mail.