League Two - Saah sits out derby clashes

Torquay defender Brian Saah will miss their Devon derbies against Exeter and Plymouth after the club decided not to appeal against his straight red card at Bradford.

The centre-back saw red just 35 minutes into the 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade for what referee Darren Bond deemed as an elbow in the face of Bradford's James Meredith.

But despite the Gulls decision not to appeal the three-match ban, Saah insists it was an accident.

"I have caught him, but I didn't mean to," he told the Western Morning News. "It was an accident. It was never meant to happen. I feel like I'm getting punished for doing something I never even intended to do, which is hard to take.

"As soon as I saw the replay, even though I still think it looked worse than it was, I knew there was no point appealing."

Saah, who had been the stand-in captain in the absence of skipper Lee Mansell through a red card of his own, will miss the Plainmoor clashes with Northampton and Exeter and the trip to Home Park to face Plymouth on Boxing Day.