Date: 8th April 2018 at 10:04am
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Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi looks set to miss the remainder of the season after picking up another red card.

Berardi was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Callum McManaman in the final minute of the draw with Sunderland and he is now set to serve a five-match suspension.

It was the Swiss internationals third red card of the season having previously been sent off at Bristol City and in the home game against Cardiff City.

Berardi served a three-match ban for his straight red card at Bristol City after a clash with Matt Taylor.

The defender served a two-match suspension for his sending off against Cardiff City. Berardi was sent off in the first half of the game at Elland Road, earning a one-match suspension plus an additional one game for his second sending off the season.

His latest red card earned him an automatic three-match ban plus an additional game for each of his red cards already this season.

This suspension means Berardi will have missed ten games through suspension this season, as the sides’ ill-discipline this season shows no sign of stopping.

The red card on Saturday was the eighth shown to a Leeds player this season in all competitions. As well as Berardi’s three, Liam Cooper twice, Samu Saiz (FA Cup), Ronaldo Vieira and Eunan O’Kane have also all been sent off this season.

Leeds seventh in the Championship is now the most by any club in the Championship this season with Preston North End second on six.

Kalvin Phillips has also missed three games this season through the totting up system for yellow cards meaning 29 games have been missed this season through Leeds players being suspended with Jansson missing the first two games of the season following a three-match ban carrying over from last season.

Phillips and Jansson could both yet serve suspensions this season under the totting up system with the pair having been shown 12 yellow cards each this season. Fifteen yellow cards before the end of the season would mean an automatic three-match ban that would be carried over to next season if less than three games remain this season.


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