Leeds United will not appeal the red card Sam Byram received against Watford due to a lack of video evidence and the defender vehemently denies head-butting Daniel Pudil.

The 20-year-old was dismissed in the 92nd minute on Saturday as the Hornets completed a 4-1 victory.

Byram and Pudil appeared to clash following a tackle from the Czech Republic international but how much contact was made remains inconclusive.

Leeds state they will not appeal the dismissal as they do not have sufficient evidence to prove it was the wrong decision and, if an appeal is lodged and then lost, the FA have the power to increase the suspension.

Speaking to the Leeds website, Byram said: “I am very upset, disappointed and frustrated that we cannot pursue an appeal but I understand the reasons why and I want to do what is best for the club.

“I would like to be very clear on something though, contrary to media reports over the weekend I absolutely did not head-butt the Watford player and I believe, like the club do it was a very harsh sending off decision.

"I have never been sent off in my career, never ever been involved in any violent conduct and I am hugely disappointed that this will now be on my disciplinary record but we have to move on from it."