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Last Updated: Thursday, 14 February 2008, 15:03 GMT
Wilson anger over Collins verdict
Danny Wilson
Wilson was angry with the FA's decision (Getty)
Hartlepool United boss Danny Wilson is angry at the FA's decision to extend the ban handed to defender Sam Collins following his red card at Southend.

Pools will be without the defender for three games after the FA handed Collins a four-match ban and described the club's appeal as 'frivolous'.

"I think we need an explanation as to why we've been punished as we have," Wilson told BBC Tees.

"Manchester United might have got a reason but I don't think we will."

We're still trying to chase down what the terms of 'frivolous' meant

Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson

Wilson admits he has been irritated by the lack of consistency from referees in regard to similar incidents.

He said: "When you see one or two other people that have been let off for certain misdemeanors the other day and still cleared of it, it's incredible.

"The punishment we feel is very unfair but we've got to get on with it and we're still trying to chase down what the terms of 'frivolous' meant."

Collins will be unavailable for Saturday's trip to Cheltenham as well as the games at home to Northampton on 23 February and Bournemouth away on 1 March.

SEE ALSO
Southend 2-1 Hartlepool
09 Feb 08 |  League One
Pools sign Hull defender Collins
31 Jan 08 |  Hartlepool United


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