WANDERERS are waiting to see the details of referee Tom Nield’s report before deciding whether to appeal Ian Evatt’s red card against Fleetwood.

The club has no recourse on Dion Charles’s dismissal from last night as there is no appeal process for yellow cards but depending on the official’s view of the incident involving the Bolton boss, the club could yet present a case to the Football Association before the weekend.

Wanderers confirmed last night that Evatt’s straight red was given for a “mis-use of technology” under new EFL rules on electronic communication.

Staff watched a replay of the Charles incident on a tablet used by analysis staff - and what Evatt felt had been an error was reported to the fourth official Martin Coy.

Moments later, referee Nield was called over and the card was issued.

The rule states: “A team official who uses unauthorised equipment or who behaves in an inappropriate manner as a result of the use of electronic or communication equipment will be sent off.”

Assistant boss Peter Atherton fulfilled press duties last night as new rules also prevent the manager from speaking to the media after a red card.

Asked of the possibility of an appeal, he said: “I don’t know right now, the secretary of the club will look into that now. It wasn’t abusive language towards the official, he merely commented that he had seen it back and that the keeper had actually tripped Dion up.

“Until we see the report we are not really sure what the referee has seen and it will be interesting to see his view on the two incidents. The disappointing one for the gaffer is that he will miss some time on the touchline.”

Atherton also revealed that George Thomason was substituted at half time after a discussion between referee Nield and Evatt.

“He (Thomason) was on a yellow and the ref had spoken to the gaffer and said he had to be careful,” he said.

“We didn’t want to lose a player but, unfortunately, that materialised later in the game when Dion got sent off.”

Wanderers won the game 3-1 thanks to Victor Adeboyejo’s hat-trick. Two of his goals were created by summer signing Josh Dacres-Cogley, and though the red cards clouded the evening somewhat, Atherton said there was a lot of admire in the performance.

“Last year Dion was the main goalscorer and we have said we need to share that throughout the team – defence, midfield boys and the strikers, but obviously it was nice to see Vic, having seen him work so hard on the training ground, get the rewards and the hat-trick,” he said.

“The things we spoke about with he wing-backs, the way they are crossing the ball, and just being that bit more clinical from good situations in the final third, we scored three almost mirrored goals.”