Nenad Milija? has been left on the sidelines following his three game suspension for his sending off against Arsenal.
The Serbian midfielder received a straight red card after 75 minutes for what appeared to be a fair challenge on Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
But while Wolves did appeal referee Stuart Attwell’s decision, the Football Association upheld the decision and Milija? was forced to miss out on the games against Bolton and Chelsea and will also miss the FA Cup match this weekend against Birmingham through suspension.
It came at a terrible time for Milija?, who had just broken back into the side and was threatening to keep hold of his place in the team, something that he hasn’t really done on a consistent basis since he came to Molineux (well at least to the level that we initially hoped when we signed him).
‘It’s the worst time for me because I was back in the team and had played three games and now I am out again because I am banned,’ said Milija? to the Wolves Official Website.
He added: ‘Of course I am disappointed and frustrated, It’s not my game to make strong tackles or go in on people.
‘I went into the challenge to take the ball and I got the ball first.
‘The referee made his decision and that’s the end of it.
While the 28-year-old has to accept the decision and move on, it is rather ironic that Wolves were then punished against Chelsea when a lenient referee kept Frank Lampard on the pitch when he could and probably should have been sent off.
The England international of course went on to score the winning goal. Leaving everyone at Molineux asking, where is the consistency?
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