Dundee United will find out on Wednesday if they have been successful in overturning Ryan Edwards’ red card from their weekend defeat to Hearts.

The Scottish FA have confirmed the ‘fast track tribunal hearing’ to decide Edwards’ fate will take place on Wednesday morning.

The 29-year-old was shown a straight red card by referee Nick Walsh in the 29th minute after VAR intervened following Edwards’ challenge on Andy Halliday.

Walsh dished out his punishment after reviewing the tackle on the pitch-side monitor at Tynecastle.

United were 1-0 up thanks to Steven Fletcher’s early strike but, playing for an hour with 10 men, eventually cracked as Hearts scored three times in the final 20 minutes to win 3-1.

United lodged their claim for wrongful dismissal on Monday and Edwards will miss Saturday’s Scottish Cup encounter with Kilmarnock and the league meeting with St Johnstone unless they are successful in arguing against Walsh’s serious foul play ruling.

Liam Fox said after the game: “My initial reaction was that it’s a really, really good tackle so that’s disappointing.

“The referee said it was excessive force, I just thought it was a good tackle. Maybe I’m getting old, but that’s a normal tackle in my day.”

"He went in for the ball and it wasn’t high,” Hearts boss Robbie Neilson said. “I might be proved wrong, but I didn’t think it was a red at the time.”

A Dundee United statement read: "Dundee United have today sent a notice of claim form to the Scottish Football Association for wrongful dismissal, relating to Ryan Edwards' sending off at Tynecastle Park.

"The club will confirm the outcome of the appeal once we have received confirmation of the decision."

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