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Jackett blasts Tate dismissal
09 Aug 2006 - 14:29:33
Swansea boss Kenny Jackett has hit out at the referee's decision to send off Alan Tate during the 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe and confirmed he will appeal against the decision.
Tate was making his first start of the season at Glanford Park but only lasted 16 minutes before being red carded for a two-footed tackle on Cleveland Taylor.
Jackett said: "I thought the referee got that one wrong."
To make matters worse Garry Monk was then stretchered off with a suspected knee ligament injury and looks set to be on the sidelines for several weeks.
Despite the problems the Swans still managed to secure a point when Andy Robinson's opener was cancelled out by Iron duo Andy Crosby and Billy Sharps, before Rory Fallon made it 2-2 12 minutes from time.
Jackett added: "We've got our first point of the season in a very eventful evening. We showed a terrific attitude and spirit.
"Alan got sent off after 15 minutes and the positives are that after that we scored two goals away from home. We do look like we've got goals in us and that's a positive.
"Despite the changes after losing Alan Tate and then Garry Monk - two defenders - we still have a lot of work to do defensively. We have to step up on to people and stop them crossing."