SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has called on football’s governing bodies to review its disciplinary code after expressing his frustration at the challenge which threatens to rule Kevin McDonald out of Saturday’s game against League One leaders Tranmere Rovers.
McDonald, United’s influential midfielder, limped out of last weekend’s victory over Carlisle following a heavy challenge by an opposition player.
Wilson, who hopes to discover the true extent of the former Scotland under-21 international’s injury this morning, said: “You see people getting yellow cards for poor tackles and then others getting the same thing for pulling a shirt or kicking the ball away.
“I’m not talking about people deliberately going out to hurt people - because of course you get a red for that - but it’s really frustrating.
“It’s something that could be worth looking at but I’m not sure whether it will be.”
Although McDonald appeared to have recovered after colliding with Carlisle’s Danny Cadamarteri during the first half of United’s 3-1 win at Brunton Park, he was substituted after the re-start.
Wilson added: “His ankle had come up like a balloon.”
United, who climbed to third courtesy of strikes from Ryan Flynn, Nick Blackman and Michael Doyle, sent McDonald for further treatment yesterday.
David McAllister has been placed on standby for the meeting with a Rovers side labelled “naive” by manager Ronnie Moore following their 2-2 draw with struggling Portsmouth.