Warnock yet to decide on appeal
Neil Warnock believes QPR would be well within their rights to appeal Joey Barton's red card, but is yet to decide if they will.
Last Updated: 03/01/12 7:56am
Neil Warnock believes Queens Park Rangers would be well within their rights to appeal Joey Barton's red card against Norwich, but he is yet to decide if they will.
Warnock and Barton were left livid with the match officials following their 2-1 defeat to the Canaries on Monday.
Both men feel the decision to reduce QPR to ten men on 36 minutes was the wrong call, with Warnock branding Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson a 'cheat' and Barton claiming the referee had been 'conned'.
Barton was adjudged to have headbutted Johnson, but Warnock sees no evidence that such an event occurred.
He feels his man has been hard done to and believes the Football Association should overturn his impending suspension.
Warnock is, however, unsure whether to lodge an appeal or not, with some recent decisions leaving him scratching his head.
"When (Wolves manager) Mick McCarthy appeals and does not get that lad (Nenad Milijas) off, you have got to worry about appealing anything," he said.
"I have not got any confidence in the appeals procedure.
"We will have to look and see what the referee says (in his report) and if there are any other angles, but from every one I have seen, I don't see a headbutt.
"But I am not optimistic. We will have to decide later."