Craig Brown has praised referee George Salmond for his role in a red card shown to Russell Anderson being overturned on appeal.
The official dismissed the Aberdeen defender during the draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the weekend, before admitting his error in a submission to the judicial panel which sat on Thursday.
Anderson's one-match ban has now been scrapped by the Scottish FA and Brown is pleased to have the services of his captain for the weekend match with Motherwell.
"I respect the referee greatly for making that decision," said Brown. "It would be relatively easy to stick to his guns.
"But he has looked at it, apparently, and his letter to the committee was very influential.
"George Salmond, for admitting his error, deserves the utmost credit.
"Most referees I am finding now even after the game if they know they are wrong, and evidence confirms they are wrong, they are prepared to admit it.
"It did cost us a goal and a player at the time. We lost Russell for the last half hour which left us a bit strapped at the back.
"But it is over and done with, we accept the decision and we thank the committee and the referee for their honesty."
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