“Administrative error” sees Bradford City kicked out of FA Cup

Bradford City have been axed from the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player, sending Brentford through to the third round.

The League Two side fielded on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good in last Friday's 1-1 draw with the Bees without registering him by the noon deadline.

The Bantams have until 17:00 GMT on Friday to appeal.

A club statement read: "The nature of the charge is the playing of one of our loan players deemed ineligible due to the late submission for permission for him to play.

"The error was of an administrative technical nature and not one to intentionally break competition rules.

"We presented a case of mitigation to the FA on Thursday, 6 December, however the FA panel chose to enforce the full powers of its jurisdiction and have removed the club from the FA Cup competition."

The Football Association said in a statement: "Bradford City did not have the necessary written permission for Curtis Good to play in the competition, whilst on loan from Newcastle United, by the 12pm deadline on Friday November 30 prior to the fixture that evening."

 
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