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Wilkins backs Carpenter
11 Sep 2006 - 13:47:09
Brighton & Hove Albion's caretaker boss Dean Wilkins accepted that skipper Richard Carpenter deserved to be sent off in the 1-0 win at Millwall.
Carpenter was dismissed 11 minutes before half-time for a dreadful two-footed lunge on Felipe Morais, leaving Wilkins with few complaints.
He said: "Technically it was a two-footed challenge by Carpenter and he deserved to get sent off and we had to deal with that.
"I did feel that he won the ball but it was two-footed, so I suppose he had to go.
"Once the sending-off happened I didn't think about it and I was fully-focused on winning the game.
"I was very pleased with the players that played right to the end and got the result that I feel that we deserved."