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25 January 2016

Harsh decision says boss but midfielder will sit out three games

Town will not be appealing against Jonathan Douglas’ red card at Birmingham. 

The midfielder was sent-off just before half-time for a foul on Will Buckley during Blues’ 3-0 defeat at Birmingham. 

Mick McCarthy felt the decision was harsh after watching it again on video but has decided not to appeal. 

“It looked worse than it was and I’m not sure how much contact was made but I knew he was going to send Dougie off,” the Town boss told the Club website. 

“The referee told us it was for a two footed challenge but it certainly wasn’t that. We felt it was harsh.

“It’s the inconsistencies that get you. I didn’t want Will Buckley sent-off either but he caught Jonas Knudsen with a challenge that was far more aggressive than Dougie’s and nothing was done about that and then in the second-half Ryan Fraser was kicked in the head but there was no foul even given for that. That irks you.”

Jonathan will serve a three match suspension and will miss the games against Reading on February 2, QPR four days later and Bristol City on February 13.

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