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Duff's Red Card Delight As Milestone Looms

7 May 2015

Michael Duff has spoken of his delight at seeing his red card at West Ham United overturned.

The decision by the FA’s Disciplinary Commission means the long-serving Clarets defender remains on course to move up to 15th in the club’s all-time appearance makers, should he feature in the final three games of the season.

Duff, 37, currently ties for 17th place, having equalled Colin Waldron's 356 appearances at Upton Park, and next has midfielder Derek Scott's 358 in his sights.

And the veteran stopper admitted he was stunned to receive the red card from referee Jonathan Moss, following a foul in the penalty area on Cheikhou Kouyate.

Duff said: “I am just pleased it was overturned.

“It was a surprise when I got the red card and I was frustrated at myself for giving the penalty away.

“Looking back it was a definitely a penalty but it took so long before he (Moss) sent me off.

“I am just pleased it’s been rescinded and I’m available to play.

“Obviously it was a bit of a blow having to play that length of time with 10 men.

“But it’s all ifs, buts and maybes and we accept it. It was a bit of a slap in the face but we move forward and get on with it.”

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