Francis upset with Poll

Last updated : 10 February 2003 By FootyMAD
Francis was referring to an incident 15 minutes from time when the young Forest defender clearly fouled Palace striker Andrew Johnson, and having already been booked the Palace boss felt that foul deserved a second yellow card.

"Graham Poll is the best referee in the country but he didn't help our cause in not sending the player off," said Francis.

"He had already been booked and I couldn't see whether he was the last defender or not. But he clearly brought Andrew Johnson down and I would have thought that was a yellow card.

"With 15 minutes to go, it would have made a lot of difference to us to be playing against 10 men in the final stages."