Rangers have officially submitted an appeal to the Scottish FA disciplinary panel over Dujon Sterling's red card against Aberdeen. 

A review of the sending-off decision is set for a fast-track tribunal on Thursday, February 8. Rangers have filed their appeal as a "wrongful dismissal" over the alleged serious foul play offence.

The 24-year-old was sent off for a challenge on Jack Mackenzie with two minutes left in the 2-1 at Ibrox.

Sterling - only subbed on 13 minutes earlier - was ordered off by Don Robertson after catching Mackenzie with a fast-paced tackle.

VAR Greg Aitken did advise a pitchside review of the red card but Robertson stuck by his on-field call as Sterling was ordered up the tunnel.

Rangers boss Clement branded the red card "harsh" as he insisted Sterling had slipped and only caught the toes of Mackenzie.

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Clement had said of the challenge: "That it was a harsh decision for me. Dujon slipped and he hits the toes of the opponent.

"I didn’t see until now many red cards that you touch the opponent at his toes. If I look back, I cannot remember one moment. So that is a harsh one and it makes the end of the game difficult but it is also a difficult profession, I know because we need to do it every day in the training to make decisions.

"At the end, the referee decides and we need to accept it."

He had also claimed Aberdeen striker Luis 'Duk' Lopes should have been sent off for a "smack in the face" of Connor Goldson. Duk was cautioned.

Clement said: "Then also for me the smack in the face for Connor Goldson needs to be red but I know being a referee is the most difficult job in the world. I would not want to be in their place."