Mixed fortunes for St Mirren defenders Jack Baird and Craig Reid at Hampden



St Mirren defender Jack Baird has been cleared to face Hibs tomorrow after winning his red card appeal – but manager Ian Murray will be without Craig Reid after his dismissal was upheld.

Both players were sent off by referee Greg Aitken during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Falkirk for denying obvious goal scoring opportunities.

St Mirren Park
Both players were dismissed against the Bairns


The club launched appeals but a Scottish FA hearing has decided that only Baird should have his punishment downgraded to a yellow card.

The 19-year-old was adjudged to have this used his arm in stopping Bob McHugh having a clear run on goal.

Reid, who was making his debut after signing on loan from Motherwell, was ordered off for bringing down Kevin O’Hara in a last man challenge but his red card stands and the defender will sit out Saturday’s trip to on form Hibs.

A Buddies spokesperson said: “It has been confirmed that Jack Baird’s red card has been downgraded to a yellow card on appeal but Craig Reid’s red card will stand as issued on Saturday.”

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