Hibernian have had their James Jeggo red card appeal accepted by the SFA following his dismissal against St Johnstone at the weekend.

The midfielder was ordered off shortly after half-time for a challenge on Saints winger Connor McLennan.

Referee Craig Napier quickly handed out a red card and VAR agreed with his decision seeing no clear and obvious error.

Hibs appealed the decision, and an SFA Fast Track Tribunal Hearing accepted the claim of wrongful dismissal and overturned the red card and suspension, replacing it with a yellow card.

A Scottish FA statement on the disciplinary hearing read: "Claim partially upheld.

"The Red Card offence of A1 – Serious Foul Play is rescinded, and replaced with cautionable offence B1c – Recklessly tackles or challenges an opponent."

It means Jeggo will be available for selection in Hibs' post-split fixtures.

A Hibs statement read: "We are pleased to confirm that our appeal against Jimmy Jeggo’s sending off at St Johnstone has been successful.

"The midfielder was dismissed early in the second half for a low challenge on Connor McLennan in our 1-1 draw at McDiarmid Park.

"After reviewing the Club’s evidence and extensive footage, the Appeal Panel convened by the SFA has overturned Jeggo’s red card and replaced it with a yellow.

"That means that the Australian international will be available for our post-split fixtures."

Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell hailed "common sense has prevailed" after the red card was overturned.

He said: “We are pleased that common sense has prevailed, and the appeal panel has overturned Jimmy Jeggo’s red card.

“This is a positive outcome, however, throughout the current campaign, we have raised serious concerns with the standard of officiating across the Scottish game on at least five occasions where decisions have wrongly gone against us.

“We will work with other clubs and the SFA to bring needed improvement to the current systems.”

Lee Johnson had launched a blistering attack on referee Craig Napier and his fellow officials after being left flabbergasted by what he felt was a “horrendous decision” to send off Jeggo in the Premiership match.

A club statement from Hibernian on Sunday evening read: “Following an extensive review of the footage from different angles, the competitive nature of the game, and knowing Jeggo won the ball first, the club has submitted an appeal to the SFA.

“We will provide a further update when we have been notified of the outcome of the appeal.

“If the red card is upheld, it means that Jeggo will serve a two-match suspension.”

Speaking after Saturday’s match, Hibernian boss Johnson was highly critical of the decision.

“That’s as bad (officiating) as I’ve seen,” the Englishman said.

“I’ve probably played 1000 games as a player, including youth, 500-odd games as a manager, and that’s the worst I’ve seen. Unreal.”

Asked if he had doubts about appealing against Jeggo’s dismissal in light of such a recent precedent, Johnson said: “Yeah, because obviously a frivolous appeal ends up in an extra game, and I don’t trust it.

“It was a really poor performance from the official. As bad as I’ve seen.

“The game was bad, the pitch wasn’t conducive to any sort of philosophy, it was a battle at best, and I should be feeling quite happy that we’ve got the job done in terms of competing for a European spot and having moved up a place in the league, and this is a tough place to come.

“But it’s made tougher when there’s such poor consistency in terms of delivery (of the laws of the game).

“I don’t trust the system. I’ve been told (by the press officer) I’m not allowed to say what I want to do.”