Hallam Hope will serve a one-match ban for his red card at Chester - and the Carlisle United striker also faces "internal" action.

The forward will be suspended for tomorrow's friendly against Fleetwood at Brunton Park after being sent off in Tuesday's 0-0 draw at the Deva Stadium.

But Hope will be free to return for United's final two friendlies, and will not miss any competitive action.

The 25-year-old does, though, face the prospect of disciplinary measures by the club.

Manager Steven Pressley said the matter will be "dealt with internally".

United did not elaborate on what those measures would be or whether it would involve a fine.

Hope was dismissed by ref Ed Duckworth in the 42nd minute of Tuesday's 0-0 draw after an incident involving Chester's Kevin Roberts.

The National League North club's joint manager Bernard Morley claimed Hope had "punched" the defender.

Carlisle said the subsequent FA disciplinary sanction "falls under the rules and regulations for friendly fixtures".

Immediately after the game Pressley said he was disappointed in Hope's involvement in the incident, even as he said he would take time to review it before commenting further.

“I just said to him at half time that a player of his experience couldn’t get involved in such a thing,” Pressley said. “We need to learn from that.”

Morley had blasted: "At what stage do you get to in terms of your adrenaline to want to punch somebody in a friendly?"