Derby County reject Richard Keogh’s appeal against dismissal
The protector will probably continue to battle against it, although Derby has turned down richard Keogh’s appeal from his sacking.
Last week his appeal has been heard by the team and the player has been issued with a letter from owner Mel Morris, notifying him of their decision.
Keogh’s agent has told Sky Sports News that the defender will appeal to the EFL, which is his final path of appeal within the soccer system.
He had been a passenger in the automobile driven by team-mate Tom Lawrence that turned into a lamp post.
The Republic of Ireland skipper suffered knee ligament injury and was dismissed for gross misconduct.
It is understood that the 33-year-old feels he was treated unfairly by the team for which he’s played more than 350 games.
He also believes he has been treated to Lawrence and Bennett – both of whom were preserved by Derby, despite their convictions because of drink-driving.
Keogh has had one operation and may need further surgery with the harm set to see the defender even though his representative has said he is sure his client will play football again.
Keogh is continuing to get the support of the PFA and is taking advice that is ongoing.