Rangers appeal Barton red card

FOOTBALL: QPR have confirmed they will appeal the red card their captain Joey Barton received in Monday’s 2-1 defeat against Norwich. Barton was given his marching orders for an off-the-ball incident involving Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson. After the match Barton and his manager Neil Warnock suggested referee Neil Swarbrick and his assistant had been “conned” by Johnson’s reaction to Barton’s challenge.