Wilcox fuming at Winnall red

Last Updated: 26/12/13 7:10pm

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Russ Wilcox: Not happy with officiating

Russ Wilcox: Not happy with officiating

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Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox has voiced his frustration at the rule which saw Sam Winnall sent off in their 2-2 draw at Bury.

Winnall scored in each half for the in-form Iron but was shown a second yellow in the 68th minute after celebrating his second goal with the travelling fans.

Chris Sedgwick swiftly pulled one back before Danny Nardiello, on loan from Rotherham, equalised in the sixth minute of stoppage time to prevent Scunthorpe joining Chesterfield at the top of League Two.

And new Iron boss Wilcox, who was handed the manager's job permanently on Christmas Eve after winning 13 points from 15, felt Winnall's red card changed the game.

"I'm disappointed with the rule, it's not the referee's fault," he said. "For me, but it needs to be looked into. It's a joke.

"I'm not having a go at the referee, all he did was apply the rule. I'm having a go at the bodies higher up.

"If you can't celebrate a goal for three or four seconds with your fans, not the opposition's, then what's the game coming to?

"I'm disappointed with Sam and he's disappointed with himself. Once you're on a yellow card you run that risk and we paid a heavy price.

"At 2-0 I think we would have gone on and cruised that game. I'm absolutely gutted. In the dressing room it felt like we'd lost 3-0.

"We deserved three points and I'm devastated for the lads. Apart from the last 10 seconds, we managed every period of the game well."

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