BRADFORD CITY have been kicked out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player.
The Bantams have until 5pm today to decide if they are to appeal against the punishment for playing Newcastle United loanee Curtis Good in last Friday’s 1-1 draw with Brentford in the second round.
City wete told of the FA’s ruling this morning after appearing at a personal hearing with the Football Association yesterday. (Dec 6)
Bradford officials are locked in meetings today to decide whether it is worth filing an appeal
If the club fail to overturn the decision, the Bees will play either Bury or Southend United in the FA Cup third round as the scheduled December 18 at Griffin Park will not take place.
A statement from the FA reads: “ FA has confirmed that Bradford City have been removed from The FA Cup after fielding an ineligible player in their second round tie against Brentford.
“Bradford City did not have the necessary written permission for Curtis Good to play in the competition, while on loan from Newcastle United, by the noon deadline on Friday November 30 prior to the fixture that evening.
“Bradford’s removal from the competition is subject to appeal, but if this appeal is unsuccessful Brentford will go forward to the third round and play either Bury or Southend United.”
Good made his debut in the Brentford game on November 30 after joining from Newcastle. He also played on Tuesday night at Port Vale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.