Neal Ardley wants Crawley’s Sonny Bradley to face a lengthy ban for his wrestling-style challenge on Jon Meades in Saturday’s League Two clash at Kingsmeadow.
The AFC Wimbledon full back was left nursing a shoulder injury and a blackened eye socket the size of an egg following an elbow to the face from the Crawley skipper in a game The Dons won 1-0 to keep their playoff quest on track.
The incident was missed by referee Lee Swabey, meaning retrospective action can be taken by the FA.
According to Ardley the video evidence is damning and he fully expects Bradley to be cited.
“I’ve watched the footage back and it is an absolutely clear cut sending off,” he said.
“The referee hasn’t seen it, but I hope they review it because it is a forearm smash straight into the side of his face and it has got no place in football.
“His face has come up like an egg and he has a bad black eye.
“That part of it he can handle because he is a big, tough boy, but he has landed on his shoulder, so we hope there is no damage there which stops him playing in the foreseeable future.”
The former Cardiff City defender must be considered a doubt for Tuesday’s trip to already relegated Dagenham & Redbridge.
Jake Reeves (hamstring) and Tom Elliott (Tonsillitis), who sat out Saturday’s win also face a race against time to line up at Victoria Road with Ardley more hopeful over the former than his target-man.
“I’d be more hopeful of Jake getting better over the weekend and recovering maybe for Tuesday”, he added.
“With Tom it depends how quick the antibiotics kick in and if you have not been well it is a struggle, so we will monitor that over the weekend and on Monday.
“But it is that stage of the season where you have to patch people up and send them out there.”