Queens have been successful in their appeal to have Stephen McKenna’s red card decision overturned.
The midfielder was sent off by referee Mike Tumilty after 90 seconds in Saturday’s Scottish Cup loss at Kilmarnock.
The Doonhamers squad and boss Allan Johnston were left enraged at the decision, which left Queens with only 10 men for 89 minutes, and the club launched an appeal to the Scottish FA on Tuesday.
McKenna faced a three-match ban but his dismissal has been downgraded to a yellow card offence and the 27-year-old is now free to square up against Alloa Athletic in Queens’ crucial first-versus-second league clash on Saturday.
A Palmerston spokesman said: “The club are delighted to confirm that following a Fast Track Principal Hearing at Hampden attended by both Allan Johnston and Stephen McKenna, our appeal for wrongful dismissal of Stephen against Kilmarnock on Saturday was upheld.”