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Monk Disappointed To Pick Up 1 Match Ban

Garry Monk said he was disappointed and angry with the referee's decision to book him during Tuesday's Carling Cup defeat at Wigan Athletic.

The Swansea City captain was harshly booked for a foul on Victor Moses, which means he'll miss Saturday's trip to Crystal Palace after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Monk said that Moses apologised to him for diving to win a free kick:

"The lad was laughing on the floor after I was supposed to have fouled him,"

"I asked him why he dived and he said sorry and that he didn`t mean to get me booked.

"What does the referee want me to do? I didn`t touch him or try to play the ball.

"It`s disappointing. I was angry because I tried to avoid the booking.

"Sometimes referees are not brave enough to give those decisions against Premier clubs.

"I`m not blaming the ref for the loss, but he seemed to want to give them a foul every two seconds.

"But I guess that`s what happens when a referee is in charge of a Premier League side against lower-league opposition. They don`t want to offend the Premier League players.

"I`ve been unlucky this season. Two out of the five are probably deserved but I`ve been really unlucky with the others.

"Thankfully it`s only one game and the matches are coming so quickly it will be out of the way by Saturday and I will be back for the Cardiff game."


With Monk's absence and Serran out with a thigh injury, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Ashley Williams is fully recovered after missing Tuesday's game due to concussion.




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Date:Thursday October 28 2010

Time: 6:53PM

 

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