COLCHESTER United have launched an appeal to overturn the red card shown to Cohen Bramall during their Carabao Cup win over Swindon Town, on Tuesday night.

Bramall was dismissed on the hour mark of the U's 3-0 first-round win over the Robins at the JobServe Community Stadium following a touchline altercation with Robins striker Jerry Yates, who was also dismissed.

The former Arsenal youngster is facing a three-match ban following his dismissal but Colchester have officially submitted an appeal to overturn the ban.

If successful, it would mean Bramall is available to play for Colchester in their home clash with Cambridge United, on Saturday.

The U's will find out tomorrow if their appeal has been successful.

Colchester boss John McGreal said: “Both teams have decided to appeal.

“Tony (Humes) has been on to that to try and put a report in so we’re hoping we’ll have an answer by tomorrow.

“The more that we’ve delved into the video, we’ve got a lot closer with the footage and we’ve had a good chat with the chairman (Robbie Cowling) and Tony.

“I think Swindon have done exactly the same as well, so we thought it was wise as well.”

If Bramall's suspension is upheld, it could leave Colchester short of options at left-back - especially if Kane Vincent-Young completes his move to Ipswich Town as expected tomorrow.

Cameron James and Ryan Clampin can play in the position but are yet to feature for the U's, this season.