Grant McCann hasn’t ruled out an appeal after George Moncur was given a straight red card in the second half of Hull City’s 3-0 home defeat to QPR.
Moncur was dismissed in the 71st minute, three minutes after the Tigers conceded the second goal at the MKM Stadium, with referee Matthew Donohue deeming his challenge on Dominic Ball reckless enough to earn a red card.
That sending off proved crucial in the context of City’s hopes for a way back into the game which was put to bed just three minutes later when Rob Dickie turned in the third.
City, already without Mallik Wilks and George Honeyman through injury and possibly Ryan Longman after he limped off with what looked like a groin injury in the first half, now look set to be without Moncur for the next three matches, which would see him miss Derby, Fulham and Bournemouth.
“I’ll need to see it back, it doesn’t look great and it’s right in front of the referee. Hopefully I can get another angle of it and see if there was any contact, and then we’ll take it from there because we don’t want to be losing George for three games, he’s not that type of player, he doesn’t go in to hurt anyone.
“Listen, I’ll reserve judgement on that until I’ve seen a different angle.
“I haven’t spoken to him, he’s disappointed in there (dressing room) and the boys are round him and I’ll touch base with him when I go back in.
“I think these referees should probably do their homework a little more on players and games. George isn’t that type of player. He doesn’t go in to harm anyone,” McCann said.
The City boss was also frustrated at the decision to not award his side a penalty when Greg Docherty’s effort appeared to hit the outstretched hand of Dickie.
Referee Matthew Donohue gives a red card to George Moncur
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“It’s a blatant penalty, how the referee hasn’t given that is beyond me.
“At that stage its 3-0, it’s frustrating because we’ve seen them go against us over the last 12 months, I seem to remember the Crewe game (last season).
“It’s just so inconsistent and that’s the frustrating thing, it’s either handball or it’s not.
“To blatantly wave it away today was frustrating.
“The referee didn’t lose us the game today, it was our concentration levels that lost us the game today from two set plays.
“We’ll learn and hopefully be better for the next game.”