Carlisle United's Canice Carroll will serve a three-match ban following his sending-off at Swindon, it has been confirmed.

United have decided not to appeal ref Nick Kinseley's decision to show a straight red card to the loan midfiielder in Saturday's game.

Carroll saw red for a challenge on Swindon's Jordan Lyden some 24 minutes after coming off the bench in the second half.

United said they had studied footage of the challenge and would not be appealing.

It means Brentford loanee Carroll, 20, will miss tomorrow's night's Carabao Cup tie at Barnsley as well as league games against Mansfield and Cheltenham.

Immediately after Saturday's game Blues boss Steven Pressley criticised the way Kinseley handled the flashpoint.

“The honest truth is it happened really quick, it was an aggressive tackle, I know that, but I couldn’t tell you if it was a red card,” he said.

“I only wish the referee took more time to assess the situation. I said to him at the end, the one thing I think a referee has to do is calm and take stock.

“He didn’t do that. He ran immediately across, couldn’t get the red card out of his pocket quick enough, and I don’t think that’s good refereeing.

“I think you have to manage the situation, consult your linesman, consult those around you, make sure you get the right call.

“Whether it’s the right call or not I’m not saying, but I thought his refereeing he didn’t show any level of composure.”