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Lambert - no more sendings off

9 April 2016

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Paul Lambert knows that it is imperative that they keep all eleven players on the pitch when they play Wolves later this afternoon.

Rovers have had a man sent off in their last three league encounters, red cards that have ultimately cost the side points.

Whilst the Rovers boss certainly had reason to bemoan the decisions, he knows that the team have to stop putting themselves in those situations.

"We can't keep playing with ten men, it is three games in a row where we've had a man sent off and the only one that I felt was really justified was Shane Duffy's," said the Scot.

"With Grant Hanley I don't think his was even intentional and I think Craig's, I know he has gone in aggressively, but I still think they are two you can look at and think I'm not to sure.

"You are always going to moan about what referee you get whether it is good, bad or indifferent. It is a hard job, I get that, but that is their job. They have to get the big calls right, it is important to get the big ones right.

"Even the equaliser the other night, it is a handball and a free-kick. That should never have lead to that. The same with Danny Graham being fouled against Preston, it should never have lead to Shane Duffy getting sent off.

"So that is what I'm saying about big moments in big games, you have got to call them right.

"After the game on Tuesday I said to the players that their effort couldn't be faulted and the way you are trying to do it. But we were winning 1-0 and in control of the game, Preston was the same in winning 1-0. It changes the course of the game and it becomes difficult when you are doing that all the time.

"It is difficult to play with eleven let alone ten, but the effort and commitment, I can't fault it."

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