Robbie Brady receives late red card in return from injury 10 months ago

Robbie Brady receives late red card in return from injury

Republic of Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady received a red card in Burnley's 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

Brady returned from a very slight tear in his hip abductor and was brought on in the second-half as a substitute for Dwight McNeil shortly after the hour mark.

Goals from Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes either side of half-time were enough to secure the Clarets a vital three points away from home which keeps Sean Dyche's side out of the relegation zone.

Brady was dismissed in the 90th minute by referee Mike Dean for a lunging challenge on Huddersfield Town forward Isaac Mbenza.

Dyche said before the game that he made it clear to his players of the challenge in front of them for the remainder of this season with Burnley currently sitting just two points above the relegation zone.

"At the half-way stage of a season you reflect and make sense of it," he said. "We had a meeting the other day, and just said, 'Right, here we are, this is the reality'.

"We're not renowned for doing BS, we make sure the players know in real terms the challenge that's in front of us, and then how can we affect that challenge?

"We shared a few views on it, picked a team, and then then showed they were willing to take the challenge on, because that was a performance full of endeavour, fight and quality, that underbelly of a real team that can be effective."