Date: 7th October 2013 at 8:46pm
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Defender Alan Dunne has said he’s deeply frustrated with the referee’s decision to send him off in the game against Bournemouth.

Speaking to the Official Site following the whopping 5-2 defeat last weekend, despite being two goals to the good within the opening 15 minutes of the encounter, Dunne talked about his annoyance at being shown a second yellow card for handling in the area.

Obviously the 31 year old has now been sent off twice so far this season.

‘If you look at the two games against Brighton and Bournemouth, I’ve probably made only three tackles. It’s a frustrating one for me because when you get a booking, particularly early in a game, it’s always in the back of your mind and that can affect how you play.’

Dunne admits that this isn’t something he expects fans to feel sorry for him over, as it’s a fact of life for all professional footballers and you have to deal with it, so he’s not alone on that score. But he is really disappointed with the handball element because he doesn’t feel there was anything he could do about it.

Pointing to the fact that yes, it did hit him, but his arms were by his side, it wasn’t hand to ball, and the only other thing he could’ve done was put his arms behind his back, and ball to hand without intent shouldn’t be punished in his eyes.

Dunne will now be out for the games against QPR and Reading, but he promises fans that Millwall will make the most of the international break now and work very hard on the training pitch so we can put our last two losses behind us, and get back to the form we showing when we went three unbeaten following the Derby loss.

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