Newcastle United news: Red card update, coach set for exit

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Newcastle United are considering appealing the red cards shown to Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett at the City Ground.

The pair were controversially sent off in Friday night's 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest for separate incidents involving Henri Lansbury.

And United spent the weekend considering their options.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, furious with what he felt was play-acting from Lansbury, indicated after the game that the club would NOT appeal the decisions.

However, United could yet lodge appeals against BOTH red cards.

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow – who saved two penalties on his return to his former club – has told of the "frustration" felt by Benitez's players after the Championship match.

Darlow has also spoken about the spot-kicks – and a "double-bluff" with Lansbury.

Meanwhile, Heart of Midlothian are in talks with United over a move for Ian Cathro.

The Scottish Premiership club want assistant coach Cathro to replace departed manager Robbie Neilson at Tynecastle.