West Ham may be hoping to ease the pain of their defeat to Leicester by appealing the red card which saw goalkeeper Adrian taking an early bath.

He was forced to leave the field in front of home fans on Saturday, August 15 during stoppage time for a apparent boot into the chest of striker Jamie Vardy.

But The Guardian reports The Hammers will lodge an appeal following the match which they lost 2-1.

If the decision is not revoked, it would mean the east London side face three games without their first-choice keeper.

It is thought summer signing Darren Randolph may get his chance to shine between the sticks if the Irons are unsuccessful in their challenge.

The paper reported West Ham gaffer Slaven Bilic was “disappointed” about the sending off.

He said: “The ref saw it as a red and it could have been seen as a red, what I can say is its obvious he didn’t mean to kick Vardy.

“He was following the ball, he just wasn’t aware enough, but it wasn’t intentional.”