West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists the club will be appealing Andy Carroll's red card picked up in their 2-0 win against Swansea.

The Upton Park club will submit their formal appeal to FA disciplinary chiefs ahead of Monday's 1pm deadline and are ready to go to the High Court if it is not successful.

Writing in an email to fans, Allardyce said: 'It was great to have them (Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan) back together and the big thing now is, can we keep them together after that unfortunate incident with Andy getting a red card?

'All I can say at this stage is that we will be appealing it.'

West Ham officials have studied referee Howard Webb's report following their 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.

The club are incensed by what they see as a blatant injustice and could mount a legal challenge if Carroll’s three-match ban isn’t rescinded. Club officials believe the FA’s appeals procedure is flawed under European law.

But Sportsmail understands Webb stands by his decision to send off Carroll having reviewed the red card incident.