Town set to appeal Morsy's FA charge
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Ipswich Town midfielder Sam Morsy has been charged by The FA following his off-the-ball clash with Accrington Stanley's Ethan Hamilton at the weekend.
Morsy appeared to raise his arm towards Hamilton face as the pair tangled following a throw-in up the line. No action was taken at the time, despite the incident happening right in front of the fourth official, and footage is far from conclusive regarding intent.
It's understood that Ipswich are currently putting together an appeal. If Morsy is found guilty then his suspension, for a minimum of three games, would come into play immediately, meaning he would be unavailable for tomorrow night's League One game at AFC Wimbledon.
An FA statement reads: "Ipswich Town FC's Sam Morsy has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E1.1 following their EFL League One match against Accrington Stanley FC on Saturday (22/01/2022). The midfielder's behaviour during the 27th minute was not seen by the match officials, but it was caught on camera, and allegedly constitutes violent conduct. Sam Morsy has until tomorrow (25/01/2022) to provide a response."
Accrington chairman Andy Holt shared footage of the incident after the game, labelling the Blues skipper a 's**t house'.
Hamilton said after the game: "I don't want to say anything controversial, but I'm an honest player. I'm not the type of person that gets hit in the face and goes down easily, trying to cheat almost.
"I don't want to say too much, but there was definitely a shove stroke punch to the face."
Town were without central midfielder Lee Evans at the weekend, after he tweaked his groin in the warm-up, meaning Tom Carroll made his first league start since September 25.
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Scott Fraser and Jon Nolan are not fit, meaning new Bristol City loanee Tyreeq Bakinson, Rekeem Harper and Idris El Mizouni are the current midfield back-up options (the latter two have recently been made available for loan).