Chesterfield's Calvin Miller handed three-match ban for violent conduct after Southend United incident

Calvin Miller was sent off against Southend United.Calvin Miller was sent off against Southend United.
Calvin Miller was sent off against Southend United.
Calvin Miller’s three-match ban has been confirmed by the Football Association.

The 23-year-old was sent off in injury-time of Chesterfield’s FA Cup win against Southend United on Saturday following an altercation with Zak Brunt, who was also shown a red card.

Football Association records state Miller was sent off for violent conduct for ‘striking.’

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The wing-back has been handed a three-match ban and will miss games against Weymouth, Solihull Moors and Altrincham.

Spireites boss James Rowe confirmed in his post-match interview that he had watched it back and would not be appealing.

The suspension is a blow for the Blues who are already working with a thin squad due to an ongoing injury crisis.

Miller’s absence will probably mean Alex Whittle will revert to left wing-back after playing in the back three recently.

Southend’s Brunt has received the same punishment – but the Shrimpers have appealed the decision.

Southend feel Brunt’s part in the incident was minimal and are hopeful of getting it overturned.