TOWN manager Peter Jackson was frustrated by the sending off which will keep midfielder Danny Schofield out of tomorrow's vital League I game at MK Dons through suspension.
Schofield became the third Town player to be red carded this season (after Tom Clarke at home to Brentford and Mark Hudson at Yeovil) after being shown a second yellow card by Berkshire referee Iain Williamson in the 43rd minute at Worcester yesterday for diving inside the penalty area.
The first caution, after five minutes, was for taking a free-kick too quickly.
"We're very disappointed with the red card," said Jackson.
"The second is fair enough, because if the referee rules a player has dived, then it's a booking.
"But I can't understand the first caution and I can't criticise Danny for doing what he did."
Jackson could use Tony Carss to fill the left-sided slot vacated by Schofield, who will be available for Saturday's trip to Bristol City.
A caution for Danny Adams yesterday, when skipper Jon Worthington was also booked, means the left-back, joins Chris Brandon on four cautions, one off a one-match ban.
Worthington has been booked eight times, and two more would mean a two-match ban.
MK Dons were impressive 2-1 Cup winners at League I rivals Southend on Saturday.
They are 18th in the table.