ALAN LEE wants the Football Association to review the challenge which ended his involvement in Saturday’s game at Tranmere.
HUDDERSFIELD Town's Alan Lee wants the Football Association to review the challenge which ended his involvement in Saturday’s game at Tranmere Rovers.
The Town striker, on as 63rd-minute substitute for Lee Novak, was himself replaced by Anton Robinson in the 81st after sustaining a hip injury in a challenge by Ian Goodison.
Lee felt the tackle by the Jamaican international during the 1-1 League I draw at Prenton Park which left Town second warranted a red card.
“The referee (Trevor Kettle) said he didn’t see it, which is frustrating,” said the former Republic of Ireland player.
“If he had seen it, for me, it’s a red card.
“I think the referee needs help from his linesman in that situation but nothing happened.
“He caught me on the hip and I have stud marks on my stomach. I tried to carry on but couldn’t.
“It’s frustrating when things like that happen because those decisions can change games.
“Goodison had a chance to score afterwards and he might not have been on the pitch.
“It looks like it will be reported to the FA and hopefully it will be dealt with that way.”
Lee is hoping the injury won’t prevent him from facing MK Dons at the Galpharm in Saturday’s big promotion showdown.
“Hopefully it’s nothing more than a dead leg, but it was just too bad to carry on,” he said.
Town boss Lee Clark, who also lost winger Danny Ward to injury, said: “I know Alan well and he doesn’t come off unless he’s in considerable pain.
“I am studying the incident which led to Alan’s injury very closely.
“On first impression I believe we were let down by the referee. I might lose an important player because he hasn’t protected him.
“In today’s game, is there not meant to be protection for the player on the ball?”
Town are seeking a new date for their first-ever competitive trip Stevenage, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 18.
The Hertfordshire club will now host Tottenham in the fifth round of the FA Cup that weekend after beating Notts County 1-0 in round four on Saturday.