Atkins appeals over red card

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MATLOCK Town manager Mark Atkins, the former Doncaster Rovers player, is to appeal after being sent off following a dust-up at Stocksbridge last Saturday.

Atkins said the referee was mistakenly told that he had left the technical area following a melee on the pitch.

“It must have been a case of mistaken identity, I’m too old (43) to get involved in that sort of thing and I never left the dug-out. I will be appealing,” he said.

Atkins stressed he had not been ejected for swearing, despite the referee saying so.