Exclusive - Richo: "It was a bad challenge"

Last updated : 01 November 2002 By Notts County Mad
I asked him yesterday Why he made such a rash challenge so far away from Notts' area on Saturday?

Ian said: Basically, I was just a bit frustrated. I knocked the ball to far infront of me and then I just lunged at the player. I don’t really know why, I cannot really answer that. It was just a bad challenge. I was going for it and I just went for it basically.

I then asked him, As a qualified referee, would he have have sent a player off if he would have witnessed the challenge he made on Saturday?

Richo exclaimed: Definitely. It was a bad challenge to be honest. It was rather late. So yeah, the Referee done the right thing in my view.