MOTHERWELL will not 'waste time and money' appealing the red card shown to Cedric Kipre during Sunday's Betfred Cup final defeat.

The French defender was sent off by referee Craig Thomson at Hampden Park after a pull on Celtic winger Scott Sinclair's arm, but replays showed contact was minimal. 

The incident sparked an outraged response from the Steelmen after the game as the resulting penalty scored by Moussa Dembele doubled the Hoops' advantage and ended the match as a contest.

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Motherwell face Celtic again in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Fir Park on Wednesday evening, before facing the champions for a third successive game at Parkhead on Saturday.

When asked if the club would be looking to lodge an appeal against the call, Robinson told STV: "It's very simple. We've appealed numerous decisions and wasted a lot of time and money.

"Another reason is we want Cedric completely focused on tomorrow night and Saturday. We've got big, big games.

"And the reality is his ban is next season, in the first round of the cup and by then he could be in the Premier League, because he's a top footballer.

"So I think we need to concern ourselves with the here and now and the here and now is Wednesday night and Saturday.

"What I do know is we've appealed numerous things when we thought we had good evidence and they've been turned against us, so we're not going to go that way this time for that reason."