Shiels losing faith in the system

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Kenny Shiels is unhappy with the disciplinary system in Scottish football
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Kenny Shiels is unhappy with the disciplinary system in Scottish football

Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is looking for answers over the Scottish Football Association's disciplinary system after his captain was among two players to lose appeals during a session that left St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas facing an eight-match ban.

Shiels hit out after Rugby Park defender Manuel Pascali lost his appeal against his dismissal for a challenge on St Johnstone forward Nigel Hasselbaink.

Motherwell goalkeeper Darren Randolph had earlier failed in his challenge against a two-match suspension as he was found guilty of violent conduct over his clash with Hearts striker Callum Paterson.

And Lomas was later handed a six-match ban for an angry reaction towards referee Iain Brines over a decision during his side's draw at Celtic Park this month, with a suspended two-game punishment also invoked.

Shiels, who was hit with two SFA charges earlier this week, told STV: "The referee (Stevie O'Reilly) made a mistake. It was a blatant mistake. How they have come to this decision is quite unbelievable.

"We need answers. I want to see the report.

"I've lost a lot of faith in the system because the system isn't working."

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