Referee was wrong twice, claims Tommy

AN aggrieved Tommy Miller has pleaded his innocence after being sent off at Coventry.Miller was shown a second yellow for a challenge on Michael Doyle but the Blues midfielder denied any wrongdoing.

By Derek Davis

AN aggrieved Tommy Miller has pleaded his innocence after being sent off at Coventry.

Miller was shown a second yellow for a challenge on Michael Doyle but the Blues midfielder denied any wrongdoing.

He said: “I didn't touch the player and there is no way it was a booking offence.


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“I tried to block the clearance and the lad went down. I'm just hoping something can be done about it but I'm not sure we can appeal.”

Miller had been booked earlier for a foul by referee Iain Williamson and felt hard done by then as well.

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He said: “I wasn't happy about the first booking either. The ref told me that he was booking me because he should have booked me earlier in the game for kicking the ball a yard away at a free kick.”

Former Town team-mate Andy Marshall, who was voted City's man of the match by sponsors, admitted he was just as baffled by the Jekyll and Hyde nature of his old club.

He said: “Ipswich's away form is crazy. If they had any sort of away record they would be in the top two. They are simply the best at home.”

Marshall hailed the impact substitutes Kevin Thornton and Liam Davis had on the game.

He said: “The young guys who came on did well. They are inexperienced and don't realise what the pressure has been which is good, while the older players can deal with it.

“Their naivety helps and when young players come in they can go one of two ways but they both did well. Kevin Thornton is a very, very frustrating talent. He is a favourite because he has come through the youth team here but he has not shown his talent at a consistent level.

“In the first half they had a few chances and I thought in terms of possession they had more than us, but our manager has said we have to dig out some results and that is what we did.”

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