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Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon will miss the rest of the season after his appeal against the three-match ban for his dismissal against Aston Villa on Monday night was rejected, the FA has confirmed.
Sunderland have formerly lodged a claim for unfair dismissal following Stephane Sessegnon's red card at Aston Villa, the Football Association has confirmed.
The 28-year-old Benin international will have his case heard by an independent regulatory commission on Wednesday afternoon.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says the club will stay up if they beat Aston Villa tonight. More on this story at ITV Tyne Tees.