Wolves have launched an appeal against the length of Jamie O'Hara's three-match punishment for his red card in Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Huddersfield, but not for wrongful dismissal.

The midfielder was given his marching orders in the 72nd minute after the Terriers had scored the third goal in their crunch victory over their relegation rivals at Molineux.

Keith Southern barged into O'Hara as he ran to chase down the ball and, in response, O'Hara raised his hands and pushed the Town man, who appeared to go to ground easily, sparking a mass confrontation.

O'Hara was immediately shown a red card, resulting in a three-match ban, while Southern picked up a yellow for his actions.

Wolves have confirmed that they have lodged an appeal, supported by written and DVD evidence, to reduce the length of O'Hara's suspension, but not for the offence itself.