Tigers ploy annoys Megson

18 May 2009 11:35
Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson has insinuated that Hull City tried to influence referee Phil Walton during Saturday's 1-1 draw between the two teams at the Reebok Stadium. Megson has alleged that a member of the Tigers coaching staff went in to the official's dressing room at half-time to complain about Trotters striker Kevin Davies. "I was getting a little bit annoyed with what was going on," he said. "I know a member of Hull's staff went into the referee's room and was moaning about Kevin Davies. "He's as honest as the day is long and I don't take kindly to any bench, not just Hull's, trying to get him booked to gain an advantage." The draw lifted Hull out of the bottom three with just one match of the season left. Meanwhile, Megson was delighted with the supporters' backing during Saturday's game, adding: "I though the fans were brilliant, I really did. "They got behind the players because there were times when we were on the rack a little bit. "Hull obviously really needed a result and we, for one reason or another, didn't quite look at the races in the second half. "It's forgivable sometimes because you go back 12 months and we were playing sides who knew they were safe - beating the likes of Sunderland, Middlesbrough and West Ham, drawing at Chelsea. "They were teams that supposedly had nothing to play for, like us, but we haven't lost a game whilst doing that. "I'm a bit disappointed we didn't win any of them because I think if we'd been playing like Bolton play, we'd have picked up a few more points."

Source: ESA