Sep 7, 2013 at 12.15pm UK at ​Stadium MK
MK Dons
SwindonSwindon Town
Bamford (55')
Green (27')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Pritchard (17')
Hall (60'), Mason (77'), Thompson (84')
Byrne (51')

Karl Robinson admits red card was harsh

Robinson admits red card was harsh
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MK Dons manager Karl Robinson agrees that Swindon Town's Nathan Byrne should not have been sent off for his tackle on Shaun Williams.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has admitted that the sending-off of Swindon Town's Nathan Byrne during the 1-1 draw between the sides was harsh.

The Dons boss agreed with his opposite number Mark Cooper that the midfielder's challenge on Shaun Williams was not worthy of a red card.

"I generally look at my players and there was no reaction from them to say it was a bad tackle," PA quotes him as saying.

"He has gone in to challenge for the ball, but it's a lazy challenge. You can get seriously hurt from it but, for me, I can't see that being a red card.

"I've had people sent off for an awful lot less, but if I was in Coops's shoes right now I think I'd be disappointed."

During the match, Patrick Bamford cancelled out Alex Pritchard's first-half opener to earn a point for the Dons.

Caretaker manager of Swindon Town Mark Cooper in action during the pre season friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Swindon Town at the County Ground on July 16, 2013
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