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We’ll Take It On The Chin

19 September 2012

Magpies will not dwell on failed appeal to overturn midfielder's ban...

Keith Curle was disappointed that the club’s appeal against the red card shown to midfielder Andre Boucaud in Saturday’s npower League 1 fixture against Oldham Athletic was rejected by the Football Association.

Boucaud served the first part of his three-match suspension last night, when the Magpies gained a point from a closely fought encounter with MK Dons.

Notts will be without the midfielder until the home clash with Stevenage on 2 October but Curle and his squad will not dwell on the decision. 

“It’s a situation and something that I’ve got to take on the chin, and Andre’s got to take on the chin,” said the first team manager. 

“We move forward, because the easiest thing to do is to sit around and complain that this isn’t right and that isn’t right.

“No matter how much complaining we do, they will not change their decision.

“The disappointing thing from my point of view is that we’ve got a team policy in place whereby if you get suspended for a sending off, you get fined two weeks’ wages.

“I can honestly say that I sympathise with Andre, because he’s going to miss two weeks’ money because of what I thought was an innocuous challenge.

“I think it was a good challenge – a fair, honest attempt to get the ball – not endangering anybody or an opponent.

“It wasn’t reckless or not in control of his body motions, it was a good, honest tackle.”

Full MK Dons reaction is available on Magpie Player. 

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