Wise to appeal Nicholls red
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dennis Wise was angry with Kevin Nicholls' sending off in the defeat to Ipswich.
Dennis Wise has confirmed that Leeds will be appealing against Kevin Nicholls' dismissal in the 1-0 defeat to Ipswich.
Nicholls was sent off for elbowing Danny Haynes seven minutes from time but Wise was so infuriated with the decision that he sought out referee Kevin Stroud after the final whistle.
"I am appealing against Kevin Nicholls' red card," he said.
"I tried to show the referee a video of the incident but he would not look at it, saying that this was a ruling brought in at the start of the season."
Wise also felt that on the balance of play Leeds were unlucky not to come away from Portman Road with three points
"We created the better chances and maybe we should have won," he commented.
Ipswich boss Jim Magilton was pleased with his side's victory but admitted that football had been put into perspective by the multiple murders around the town.
"The town of Ipswich needed a bit of a boost after all the terrible things that have been going on. It's nice if we can give people a bit of joy, but of course it's only a football match," he said.
"It was not a good performance but we stood up to Leeds and kept a clean sheet. We had to be competitive."
Magilton also revealed that Gavin Williams, who scored the winning goal after 45 minutes, had aggravated an old injury.
"He has had a problem with his groin all week since the Cardiff match," he explained.
"It's the same thing he had in pre-season and has caused him to miss 103 days' training.
"He had a fitness test before the game but the injury became worse so I had to take him off. I am very concerned about it because he is playing well."