posted on Oct, 28 2004 @ 03:33 PM
Everton manager David Moyes will fine Lee Carsley for his red card against Preston as he comes to terms with the damage to the club's Barclays
Premiership campaign created by their Carling Cup progress.
Moyes has seen his team, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, maintain third spot in the Premiership and knows that while he has to juggle one
of the smallest squad in the top flight the loss of key players is a disaster.
He already has captain Alan Stubbs struggling with a calf problem and now Carsley will also be out after picking up a three-match ban - starting with
Saturday's home game with Aston Villa - for retaliating in the Carling Cup third-round victory at Goodison Park.
Carsley will also miss the vital league game at Chelsea, who are just one point ahead of Everton, as well as the trip to Arsenal in the last 16 of the
Moyes is having to operate with a squad of 19 senior players and is far from able to do what Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal manage in cup ties
by fielding completely different sides to protect their best players.