FA CUP saviour Danny Hollands has revealed his red card on Tuesday night brought with it a silver lining - because it allows the tenacious midfielder to have much-needed surgery to cure his hernia injury.

The 22-year-old struck a dramatic last-gasp volley to save his side from the lottery of a penalty shoot-out against impressive non-leaguers Barrow in a pulsating first round replay at Dean Court.

But, while understandably partaking in enthusiastic celebrations following the winning goal in a 3-2 victory, Hollands received a second booking from referee Roger East - and the first red card of his fledgling career.

With the hard-working midfielder set to serve a suspension and miss this weekend's League One clash against Oldham, it has been decided that this weekend is the perfect time to go under the knife.

And, as revealed by the Daily Echo last week, Hollands will travel to Munich, where world-renowned specialist Dr Ulrike Muschaweck can carry out the procedure.

"It's very disappointing to miss the game but the only positive to come out of it is I think I'm going to get the operation done," Hollands told the Daily Echo.

"Getting the red card was a disappointment but in some ways it turned out for the best.

"I've been there before for an operation on my right side and was back playing in seven days. Hopefully it can be the same and I'll be back playing if everything goes right.

"The gaffer thought I can't play on Saturday so I might as well get it done and, as soon as the suspension is done, I haven't got to miss anything else. It's killing two birds with one stone."

Hollands revealed that the operation would cost "around about £3,000", but he thinks the cash-strapped club were covered by insurance and would only have to cover the price of flights.

Cherries physio Steve Hard confirmed that the club were hoping Hollands could travel to Germany tomorrow, have the operation on Saturday and return home on Sunday, with a view to being ready for the second round tie at Millwall next weekend.

Hollands, who has been playing through the pain barrier for about a month, spoke honestly about the incident that saw him given his marching orders against Barrow.

He said: "With the delight of scoring I just ran to the crowd then realised I already had a yellow. I knew as soon as I did it. Rules are rules, I broke the rules, so deserved it."

But he also believes the referee "could've let it go".

"James Henry didn't get cautioned at Bristol a few games ago, so it's a bit harsh," said the former Chelsea reserve team captain.

"As rules go I think it's stupid really and not something that affects the game. It's massively harsh but the rule is there and I had to go."

Hollands described the acrobatic goal which saved Cherries' blushes as "vital" but added that his team were "not happy" with the performance against the Blue Square North minnows.