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Kitson gets all-clear to face York
Dave Kitson will be available for Oxford United at York City on Saturday after the Football Association confirmed the forward was not due to serve a suspension.
The 33-year-old, who hinted yesterday in the Sun that this season could be his last, picked up a booking shortly before scoring the stoppage-time winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.
After the game he, like many, believed it was his tenth of the season, which incurs a two-game ban.
But yesterday, the U’s received clarification from the FA that Kitson was only on nine yellow cards for the season.
The confusion arose from his sending-off against Exeter.
It was for two bookable offences, but under the regulations, the punishment came in the form of a one-match ban and does not count towards the tally.
The reprieve is only likely to postpone the suspension.
To escape a ban, Kitson would have to avoid the referee’s notebook until the cut-off period in mid-April.
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