Furious Ince pledges to deal with sent off trio

Ricardo Fuller is sent off
Ricardo Fuller is sent off
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Paul Ince pledged to “deal with” his players after a crazy five minutes at the end of last night’s 1-0 defeat at Yeovil.

John Lundstram’s first-half winner was almost forgotten after Blackpool saw three players sent off in the dying moments.

Kirk Broadfoot, Ricardo Fuller and Gary MacKenzie all lost their head to be sent off, leaving Pool desperately short of players for the trip to Derby on Saturday.

And manager Ince pulled no punches after the game. “The players who were sent off let everyone down,” he fumed.

“They let the fans down, they let the club down. It was madness. I slaughtered the team after.

“It wasn’t the fact we lost the game, although sadly our fans have to go back without any points. Now I’ll be without my two centre-halves for Derby.

“They are three of my most experienced players. They really shouldn’t be doing that. The players cost us on the night but also in the future.

“I will be dealing with the lads. They need to be dealt with. I don’t expect my players to be like that.”

Blackpool squandered a host of chances on a frustrating evening at Huish Park, suffering their third defeat of the season and dropping to fifth in the table.

But it was the three dismissals which dominated boss Ince’s thoughts. He added: “Broady had to go. His tackle was a little reckless.

“He knew he was on a yellow card. The last thing you want to do is to get sent off.

“He has to stay on his feet. Why he’s gone to ground I don’t know.

“MacKenzie’s was a foul. It was obstruction, no more than that. I didn’t think that was a sending-off.

“For Ricardo’s, I thought the lad went down like he’d been shot. It thought it was poor but Rickie should know better.

“I expect a bit of honesty. The lad saw a chance to get one of my players sent off but Rickie shouldn’t have done it.”