Rocastle will miss visit of Bristol City

Last updated : 16 January 2007 By The Chairman
Midfielder Craig Rocastle (pictured) will miss Saturdays home game against Bristol City after he picked up his fifth booking of the season at Scunthorpe. He was booked for dissent and must face an automatic one match suspension which comes into force seven days after the offence. This ruling means that Rocastle will be available for tonights FA Cup Third Round Replay at home to Wolves.

Nigel Adkins, the Scunthorpe manager, was quick to criticise the referee and said, β€œIt's just a shame we went down to nine men on such a big occasion and had to change our mentality. The referee acted too quickly with the first red card because there was a challenge but I don't think there was too much in it. On the second, Cleveland Taylor had already been booked, but he just made an enthusiastic forward's challenge, that's all. And our 'keeper was fouled just before Oldham scored, which the referee didn't give.”