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Tuesday, 3 September, 2002, 15:53 GMT 16:53 UK
Foxes ready for legal battle
Dennis Wise
Wise's relationship with Leicester has broken down
Leicester City will go to the High Court if their appeal hearing over the sacking of midfielder Dennis Wise does not go their way.

The club are to defend their decision to sack Wise after the Football League's Disciplinary Committee ruled not to accept a termination of the player's contract.

But Leicester will now have to wait until 18 September to argue that they were right to sack Wise for serious misconduct after an alleged incident which resulted in team-mate Callum Davidson sustaining a fractured cheekbone.


Our stance is clear - the player is sacked
Leicester City spokesman

The appeal was originally to be heard on 28 August - but that was postponed - must to Leicester's annoyance.

A Foxes spokesman said: "We're not happy at all. The reason the initial 28 August date was never confirmed was that Wise's people wanted more time to prepare their case.

"Now we've found out it's been put back three weeks because the QC chairing the case is on holiday.

"We were offered 17 September, but that was a match day, so it was not possible.

"But our stance is clear - the player is sacked. We will take it to the High Court if we lose the appeal.

"The Football League's Disciplinary Committee agreed with us last time that Wise was guilty of serious misconduct, but simply did not agree that sacking was a suitable punishment."

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