Ross County pair Ross Callachan and Jack Baldwin given two-match bans

The pair will be suspended after being cited by the Scottish FA.

Ross County pair Ross Callachan and Jack Baldwin given two-match bans over Kilmarnock incidents SNS Group

Ross County have accepted two-match suspensions for Ross Callachan and Jack Baldwin after the pair were cited by the Scottish FA.

Both players received a notice of complaint from the governing body’s compliance officer over incidents in their side’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock on Saturday.

After considering the matter, County have decided not to contest the charges and the players will now serve bans as their side play Rangers in the Premiership and Celtic in the Premier Sports Cup.

Callachan was sent off during the weekend’s game but only after receiving a second yellow card for handball. A review of his first booking, a late tackle on Ryan Alebiosu, found that it warranted a red card, prompting the offer of a two-match ban.

Baldwin was cited for a high tackle on Kerr McInroy that also only brought him a yellow card at the time.

Following the match, Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes made it clear he thought Callachan’s sending-off should have been obvious to referee David Munro and that the decision affected the outcome.

“Callachan’s challenge is outrageous,” he said.

“It is a red card and, between four officials, they’ve got to see what I see.

“It is two feet, off the ground, down the back of our boy’s trailing leg. It was horrendous.

“It was right in front of me, and there’s no excuse for the officials not seeing that as a red.

“If Ross County play the majority of the second half with 10 men, I do believe it is a different outcome.

“As good as we were in the second half and I thought we were the better team, you’ve got to credit County for resilience with 10 men – and they found a way to win.”