Coventry’s Tom Davies ruled out of play-off second leg due to ban

Coventry defender Tom Davies will miss Friday’s play-off second leg with Notts County after being suspended for three games for violent conduct.

The 26-year-old appeared to tread on Magpies defender Richard Duffy’s leg in the 21st minute of Saturday’s League Two play-off semi-final first leg.

It was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. A statement from the Sky Blues said they will not appeal against the ban.

Highlights from the Sky Bet League Two play-off semi final first leg between Coventry and Notts County

The incident was referred to a panel of three former elite match officials and each official reviewed the footage independently to determine whether they considered it a sending-off offence.

For a charge to follow, the decision had to be unanimous. The panel decided the offence was worthy of a straight red for violent conduct.

Mark Robins felt his Coventry team did enough to warrant a 1-1 draw against Notts County

The former Accrington and Portsmouth player will therefore not be available for the second leg at Meadow Lane, live on Sky Sports.

He will then be ruled out of one or two matches of next season, depending on whether Coventry progress to the play-off final at Wembley on Monday May 28.