Steve Cotterill feels Gillingham management performed aspect as Shrewsbury’s David Davis see pink

Steve Cotterill the head mentor / manager of Shrewsbury Town.

Davis and Gills midfield counterpart Daniel Phillips were being dismissed in stoppage time as Town’s 2-1 comeback gain more than the Gills ended in bad-tempered fashion.

Referee Sam Allison at first despatched off Phillips in advance of showing to ignore Davis experienced currently been cautioned, and Cotterill thinks Gills manager Steve Evans and his management workforce played a aspect in the Town man’s eventually dismissal.

That led to unsavoury scenes in the two Montgomery Waters Meadow dugouts, in which two additional pink playing cards ended up flashed. Cotterill – whose side recorded a 1st league gain of the season – created a beeline for Evans prior to remaining intercepted by Gills No.2 Paul Raynor, who was then held to the flooring by City substitute goalkeeper Harry Burgoyne. Each Raynor and Burgoyne were also presented their marching orders.

Cotterill reported of the incident: “I am going to tell you how I noticed it – that perhaps he (Davis) was going to get a crimson card, but seemingly he didn’t.

“So then I was asking yourself no matter whether I would received it erroneous on Digga becoming booked or not.

“For me it was disappointing it was brought to their notice – but what can you do about that?

“I never know why Harry was specified a red card. But he is appear in and stated sorry.

“I’m not positive the ref had the finest of games to be trustworthy, everyone can get a purple card when the referee’s experienced the day he had nowadays.”

Asked if it was an unlucky finale to a initially league win, Cotterill replied: “No, I will not give a damn about it.

“I am genuinely great with it, I do not give a damn. It just demonstrates how restricted-knit they all are, mainly because most people was jointly through it and there will be a whole lot extra months we are going to have to have that spirit, it was fantastic.”

Evans admitted afterwards he was ‘appalled’ at the incident. He mentioned: “What transpired at the conclude, I will enable the video clearly show that, but I’m appalled by the steps of some men and women.

“I’ve not viewed the movie but I am appalled.”

Cotterill additional: “Digga wasn’t having sent off. So they’ve absent over to the fourth official to get Digga sent off, the referee was about to commence the game.

“I assume that took place, indeed, from both of them (Evans and Raynor) which is why I went over. I wasn’t pleased with that.

“I think when that comes about, there is certainly not a great deal you can do about it, but I would be guarding my players, like he was preserving his. If he thinks one of his is despatched off and a single of ours should’ve been, then possibly I would have completed the similar.

“But if an individual has anything to say, so be it.”

Questioned if he would satisfy with Evans for a chat ahead of Gills’ departure, the boss claimed: “I never know.”