ARGYLE have been unsuccessful in their appeal over Graham Carey's sending-off against Milton Keynes Dons.
The Irish midfielder will now miss the Pilgrims' next three Sky Bet League One matches, starting with Tuesday's visit of Blackpool to Home Park.
An Independent Regulatory Commission met on Monday night to review referee Charles Breakspear's decision to dismiss Graham in the 33rd minute of Saturday's home game against Milton Keynes.
They found no reason to disagree with the official's interpretation that Graham's tackle on Gboly Ariyibi constituted serious foul play.
A satement issued by the FA read:
"Graham Carey’s three-match suspension for serious foul play, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his wrongful dismissal claim was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.
"The Plymouth Argyle player was sent off during the game against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday."
Graham will therefore be ineligible for selection for Argyle's next three matches: at home to Blackpool on Tuesday; at Bury on Saturday; and at home to Doncaster Rovers the folowing weekend.