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Hibernian's Porteous handed four-game ban

Hibs have failed in their attempt to overturn the red card shown to Ryan Porteous in Saturday's 3-1 defeat against Aberdeen and he will now serve an extended four-match ban.

Porteous was dismissed by referee Alan Muir after fouling Ross McCrorie in an incident that led to the Dons being awarded a penalty from which they went 2-1 ahead.

Hibs manager Shaun Maloney admitted the spot-kick decision was correct but claimed his player should not have been sent off because he made a genuine attempt to win the ball.

For me it was incorrect, he's gone for the ball," said Maloney after the match. "A definite penalty, but the rules are that the referee shouldn't send him off. It's disappointing because it had a big effect on the game.

"It's a penalty but he made a genuine attempt to get the ball so he shouldn't be red carded."

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