Banned May ruled out of County cup clash

New signing Stevie May will not be making his debut againt Notts County this evening as he serves an outstanding one-match ban from previous club St Johnstone.

The striker was expected to get his first taste of action for the Owls in the Capital One Cup clash with Notts County but May has two yellow cards from last season’s Scottish FA Cup, triggering a suspension, and he must now serve the ban at S6.

In Scotland, such punishments are served in the respective competition in which the sanction was received and, given the second card was in the final against Dundee United, May’s ban is still outstanding. Here, the rules state that first team suspensions are served immediately, irrespective of the competition, and that has resulted in May having to sit out tonight’s tie.

Wednesday have spoken with the England FA’s disciplinary department on the cross border ruling but the governing body has upheld the suspension.

May was booked during the Saints’ Scottish FA Cup semi final win over Aberdeen and the victory against Dundee United in the final.

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