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Coventry City boss Mark Robins sticks up for "cheat" Tom Davies

Joe Jones

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has claimed that Tom Davies is not a cheat despite appearing to stamp on Richard Duffy and kicking out at Jonathan Forte during Saturday's League Two playoff semi-final first leg.

Referee Gavin Ward, who awarded a completely ludicrous penalty to the Sky Blues late on at the Ricoh Arena for a 1-1 draw, did not see either of the incidents, meaning he cannot put it in his report.

However, the FA can take retrospective action should they deem it necessary, meaning Davies could be at risk of a ban for the return leg at Meadow Lane on Friday night.

“I’m not worried," Robins was quoted by the Nottingham Post as saying. “If you are going to get done by trial by TV then it’s different to if the referee has seen something.

“If the ref has seen something and deals with it at the time, that’s one thing but you can’t be going back to TV and dealing with things like that, surely.

“I have not spoken to Tom about it because I didn’t know about it. Someone mentioned it to me just so I haven’t spoken to him. Tom is a competitor but he’s not a cheat.”

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34 minutes ago, magpiejue said:

I remember a case where the ref had missed something Lee Hughes did, and he got a 3 match ban. 

Ahh but that’s Notts my friend.... no one else seems to get the same treatment by refs or anyone else..... 

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Glad to see he got a 3 match ban in the end eh. I also saw where a Notts fan had sent the video of the foul on Jonnie Forte into the EFL. So lets hope that something is done about that too. 

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