St. Mirren midfielder Greg Tansey faces a two-match ban after being cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer for his challenge on Hearts’ Clevid Dikamona at the weekend.

23rd February 2019, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Heart of Midlothian versus St Mirren; Referee Don Robertson shares a joke with Greg Tansey of St Mirren

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The midfielder picked up a yellow card for the challenge but the Hearts man was incensed and took to social media to highlight the tackle.

Despite referee Don Robertson issuing a booking, the compliance officer can still cite a challenge if it is felt the referee got the decision wrong.

Losing Tansey for two games would be a big blow for Oran Kearney’s side as they try to salvage their Premiership place.

BRECHIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 23: Greg Tansey of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

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The Buddies are already four points adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table ahead of tonight’s games.

Tansey will have a fast-track hearing at Hampden on Thursday to decide whether the booking should be upgraded – meaning he’ll be available for tonight’s clash with Livingston.

INVERNESS, SCOTLAND - MAY 20: Greg Tansey of Inverness Caledonian Thistle celebrates after he scores during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Motherwell at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium on May 20th, 2017 in Inverness, Scotland.

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Had the referee issued a red card at the time, Tansey would have only faced a one-match ban but could now miss games against Kilmarnock and St. Johnstone.

Tansey joined the Buddies last month after falling out of favour at Aberdeen and has made eight appearances since joining the Paisley side.


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