Pool consider Robinson appeal

DJ Campbell and Jack Robinson clash
DJ Campbell and Jack Robinson clash
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Blackpool are considering appealing the sending off to Jack Robinson despite Alex Rae claiming the defender has learnt a valuable lesson.

The 19-year-old faces a three match ban after a straight red-card for his part in the follow-up to DJ Campbell’s heavy challenge on Pool keeper Matt Gilks.

While assistant boss Rae defended the Liverpool loan man, he feels it was an incident he should have kept well away from.

“I’ve looked at the sending off and from what I can see, Jack didn’t do anything,” said Rae.

“But Jack doesn’t need to get involved in that.

“I’ve been in that position myself, and he’s only a young boy, but maybe he needs to just let the referee deal with that.

“It will be a big learning curve for Jack.

“He’s such a talented kid, he doesn’t need to get involved with that.

“We need to see what the footage looks like.

“If we feel it’s warranted, we will appeal.”

Goals from Tom Ince and Dan Gosling had given Pool a 2-1 lead after Jordan Rhodes’ first half penalty for the visitors.

But with three minutes remaining the game was turned on it’s head with Robinson’s sending off which forced a change of tactics.

Rae added: “Ultimately you lose a player when in total control of the game.

“There was obviously ten minutes left, so there was still time.

“But we were in a good position.

“We ended up having to put Neal Bishop at left-back and it ruined our flow.

“At that point we were comfortable and in control.

“Without a doubt it’s two points dropped, especially in the manner.

“It was difficult to take, but we took a point.

“As long as we continue to put points on the board we will be in the shake-up at the end of the campaign.”