Carlton defender Lachie Plowman has had his rough conduct charge upheld by the AFL Appeals Board.

Blues Head of Football Brad Lloyd said the Club was disappointed with the outcome but respected the process.

“We will always support our players when their sole intention is to contest the football and their eyes remain on the football in a marking contest, as Lachie did in this case,” Lloyd said.

“We thank the AFL Appeals Board for their time and respect their decision.

“The Club will continue its preparations for Sunday’s clash against the Swans and we look forward to the challenge.”