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Lee Trundle is not a happy man. After being shown probably the softest red card of the season to date on Saturday he has branded the decision a joke and said it didn't look good for him from the first challenge he made in the game
Speaking to the Evening Post, the Swans top scorer said ''I thought the sending off was a joke, ''The first booking was for celebrating, but it wasn't as if I went off the pitch or enticed anyone. ''I just jumped in the air on the pitch. Fans give you stick all game, and if the worst you're going to do is celebrate when you score, well, I can't see why you should get booked. ''Then I went through and had a shot and the ref gave me another booking for kicking the ball away. ''I could have understood it if somebody had put the ball down for a free-kick and I'd gone up and kicked it away. ''But unless you're a footballer and you've been in that situation you won't realise that you're mind is on scoring and nothing else. ''I hadn't heard the whistle. The Tranmere defenders were playing on as well, and it wasn't until their lad came over and shoved me that I realised the game had been stopped. ''Even before he booked me the first time, the ref had a word with me after I'd gone up for a header and said I'd be booked for persistent fouling after the next one. ''That was the first challenge I'd made, so it didn't look good from there on really.
''We've kept ourselves in it by beating Tranmere, and it's a fantastic win because I think in the past we might have gone there and folded a little bit with the pressure on to beat one of our rivals, ''We are responding well to the manager - the training's been excellent - and we're only a point off the play-offs now. ''Blackpool have a game in hand, but we've got them at home on the last day so that could be the crunch fixture.''