GLOVERS NEWS: Otis Khan – hero to zero in just 24 hours
YEOVIL Town playmaker Otis Khan has experienced the highs and lows of football over the past 24 hours and is now facing up to the prospect of missing a chance to shine against the Premier League superstars of Manchester United.
Khan was sent-off on Saturday (January 20, 2018) late in the Sky Bet League Two clash at Huish Park with Chesterfield after he barged referee Kevin Johnson while arguing about a last-gasp winner for the visitors.
The automatic straight red card now means that Khan is all but guaranteed to be suspended for the FA Cup Fourth Round clash on Friday (January 26, 2018) when Manchester United visit South Somerset.
And with a number of clubs being linked to sign Khan during the January transfer window – it could well be that the red card turns out to be his last contribution in the green and white colours of Yeovil Town.
Instead of Khan potentially moving on to pastures new following a dreamlike performance against Jose Mourinho’s men in the FA Cup – he could be slinking out of Huish Park on the back of a lengthy ban.
The sending-off came just 24 hours after Khan was named as winner of the Sky Bet League Two goal of the month award for December 2017.
The attacker was on target with a sweet strike in the loss at Morecambe – Town’s last game of 2017.
Drifting in from his left midfield position, Khan received possession in a pocket of space, brushed off a couple of defenders on a mazy run before playing a neat one-two with Jake Gray.
He rolled the ball out of his feet and curled a strike emphatically beyond Barry Roche’s reach into the far top corner.
After winning the award, Khan said: “It feels incredible, obviously it's a massive award to have and it's my first one. I'm over the moon about it and couldn't be happier.
“I just remember coming in off the left, getting the ball back off Jake and seeing the keeper slightly off his line.
“It meant the space was there for me to curl into and I was delighted it found the back of the net.”
Twenty-four hours on and Khan should be hanging his head in shame at not only letting his club down and himself down, but he now looks certain to be suspended for a game against his boyhood club.
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