WANDERERS have successfully campaigned to get MJ Williams’ red card against Stevenage overturned.

The FA’s disciplinary panel has wiped out the midfielder’s three-game suspension, meaning he will be available for Wednesday night’s trip to Mansfield Town.

Williams was sent off by Rutland ref Trevor Kettle in Saturday’s 1-0 win for a challenge on Tom Peet but a dossier of video footage and still photos compiled by Wanderers’ analysts and club secretary Simon Marland has once again done the trick.

Just last week Marcus Maddison had a three-game ban overturned after he was sent off on his debut against Morecambe.

And in January the FA decided to take no further action against Ian Evatt himself after he was ordered from the touchline for two yellow cards by referee Neil Hair during the defeat at Tranmere Rovers.

The unique hat-trick comes after a decade of disappointment on the suspension front for Wanderers – with the last previous example of a red card being overturned occurring in December 2011 when Stuart Atwell sent Gary Cahill off in a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League.

Speaking at his press conference this afternoon, Evatt said he felt the club had made a compelling case to get the decision overturned.

“We have all seen the footage, the photos, the stills, and we all saw that it wasn’t a reckless challenge,” he said. “We are hopeful but with mine taken away, with Maddison’s being taken away, we might be pushing our luck a little bit.

“Fingers crossed but it shouldn’t really affect the current case that we’ve had two overturned because it wasn’t a red card. I’m positive we will get the right call.”