Dons boss slams Terriers captain

29 December 2009 01:49
Chadwick, who had already been booked, sparked a touchline melee by clashing heads with Town's Tom Clarke in second-half stoppage time.

Huddersfield's Lee Peltier and MK Dons pair Jude Stirling and Jermaine Easter were booked for their roles in the bust-up but it was Peter Clarke, who ran 30 yards to pester referee David Foster, who most annoyed Ince.

"I was disappointed by the reaction of the Huddersfield captain," Ince said.

"He's gone rushing over and tried to get Luke a second yellow. That's not nice and I don't like to see that in football. Luke's not a dirty player. His challenge was mistimed, but there was no intent."

Ince also defended a switch from his usual 4-4-2 formation to a more defensively-minded 4-5-1 system featuring Aaron Wilbraham as a lone striker.

He said: "If we'd come here and played 4-4-2 on a big pitch against a team known for their attacking flair who haven't had a game for nine days then I think we would have got steamrollered."

Source: Team_Talk