Wigan are to appeal against Fitz Hall's sending off at Watford.
The 26-year-old defender was dismissed by referee Rob Styles after just 20 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road last night for a lunging tackle on Yohann Cavalli.
After reviewing footage of the game Wigan are confident they have a strong case and they will submit an official appeal to the Football Association within the next 24 hours.
If the appeal fails, Hall will face a three-match suspension.
That could rule him out of crucial games against Manchester City, Fulham and Charlton, provided he is eligible to face Newcastle at the JJB Stadium on Sunday.