Saah sits out derby clashes

Brian Saah will miss Torquay's next three games after the club decided not to appeal against his red card at Bradford.

Last Updated: 11/12/12 at 11:17

Saah: Appeal turned down

Saah: Appeal turned down

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The centre-back saw red just 35 minutes into the 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade for what referee Darren Bond deemed as an elbow in the face of Bradford's James Meredith.

But despite the Gulls decision not to appeal the three-match ban, Saah insists it was an accident.

"I have caught him, but I didn't mean to," he told the Western Morning News. "It was an accident. It was never meant to happen. I feel like I'm getting punished for doing something I never even intended to do, which is hard to take.

"As soon as I saw the replay, even though I still think it looked worse than it was, I knew there was no point appealing."

Saah, who had been the stand-in captain in the absence of skipper Lee Mansell through a red card of his own, will miss the Plainmoor clashes with Northampton and Exeter and the trip to Home Park to face Plymouth on Boxing Day.

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