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Constable cops four-game ban

Oxford's appeal against striker James Constable's red card against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday has been unsuccessful.

Constable, who had already been sent off earlier this season, was dismissed for violent conduct for what referee Lee Collins believed was an elbow on Will Antwi with 20 minutes to go against the League Two strugglers.

The club appealed against this decision, supported by video evidence, but the appeal was not upheld by the Football Association.

Constable's four-match suspension will begin with Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie against Sheffield United.