Ross McCrorie has lost his appeal against the red card he picked up during Aberdeen versus St Mirren.

He was sent off after his arm struck opposition defender Charles Dunne in the head during the first-half of the 3-1 defeat to Stephen Robinson's side.

Referee Grant Irvine consulted the VAR screen before making the decision and ultimately ordered the 24-year-old off.

The Pittodrie side confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "The club is this evening disappointed to learn it has lost its appeal against Ross McCrorie’s red card which he received on Wednesday night against St Mirren.

"As a result, Ross will now serve an immediate two-match ban."

McCrorie will miss the next Scottish Premiership match against Motherwell at home and also the trip to face Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday February 18.

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Meanwhile, Queen's Park have been disqualified from the Scottish Cup. 

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have been reinstated to the competition. 

Billy Dodds' team will progress to he fifth round to play Livingston. That game will take place next Saturday.

Queen's won their fourth round match with Inverness 2-0 on Tuesday night. 

However, it was discovered in the aftermath of the tie that the Glasgow club had fielded an ineligible player. 

Euan Henderson started the tie in the Highlands but only joined on loan from Hearts six days after the original clash was postponed on January 21.

And Scottish FA rules state that only those registered before the initial date are eligible to play.

A notice of complaint was raised on Wednesday evening, as the governing body organised a hearing today to come to a resolution on the matter, .

And it has been decided that Queen's Park will exit the tournament, and Inverness to be brought back in. 


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