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LUFC Warnock slams irresponsible Lees

LUFC Warnock slams irresponsible Lees

Leeds United boss slammed defender Tom Lees after his sending off changed the course of the game at Ipswich Town.

Leeds had enjoyed a whole host of chances in the opening thirty minutes when Lees was sent off for a clumsy challenge on Ipswich midfielder Jay Tabb near the halfway line.

Warnock had no defence for his defender and he admits he couldn`t understand why he made the challenge. "I thought it was a red straight away," Warnock told Yorkshire Radio.

"I don`t understand what is going through his mind, we are well in control of the game, we are dominating and could have been three or four up. We have come to a hard place like Portman Road, controlling the game and all of a sudden, Tom gives them a lift.

"It is not just stupid it is downright irresponsible. He has not only let me down, the team down, all the fans down and all the hard work we had done, and all for a stupid tackle."

Lees sending off was the fourth visit in a row to Portman Road that Leeds have been reduced to ten-men, following the sending offs of Kevin Nicholls, Alex Bruce and Aidy White in the previous three.

The defender will now serve a three-match suspension for the sending off, starting with the game on Derby County on Monday and finishing with the home game against Sheffield Wednesday on April 13th.

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Date:Saturday March 30 2013
Time: 7:15PM

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