Richard Keogh to appeal Derby rejection of wrongful dismissal

29 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Keogh, who played more than 350 games for Derby, was seated in the back of a car driven by Lawrence, and while Keogh was the only one not convicted of drink-driving, he was, however, the only one of the three who lost his job after the incident.

The former Republic of Ireland captain was sacked by the club after being part of a drink-driving accident in September, which also involved two other teammates.

Keogh appealed directly to Derby regarding the dismissal, but having been rejected, the defender will now take the case to the EFL, according to Sky Sports.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

After the club initially rejected their former defender's plea, Richard Keogh is now set, according to Sky Sports, to appeal to the EFL regarding his dismissal by Derby over a drink-driving accident earlier this year. 

Keogh was involved in a drink-driving accident in September, which saw fellow teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett convicted of drink-driving and ordered to perform 180 hours of unpaid work and given a 12-month community order.

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