Sheffield United: Boss Chris Wilder has no complaints over Gary Madine’s red card against Brentford as he reveals how striker reacted after game

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Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, insists he has no complaints with referee Tony Harrington’s decision to send off striker Gary Madine this evening against Brentford.

Madine, the on-loan Cardiff striker, was shown a straight red after a 35th-minute lunge at Ezri Konsa in Brentford’s half.

Chris Wilder and Gary Madine: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Chris Wilder and Gary Madine: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

That decision means Madine will be banned for three games, missing games against Leeds, Bristol City and Preston.

And Wilder, whose team triumphed 2-0 with goals from Oliver Norwood (pen) and sub David McGoldrick, said: “Straightaway I thought it was a red card, and I would have said that if we got beat.

“Gaz is devastated about the decision he took and I thought he started really well, too.

“He linked the play up and it was our best period, we had an opportunity each and Dean made a great save before we scored the penalty.

“Then for five or ten minutes I thought we were in the ascendancy and Gaz was at the heartbeat of that.

“Then he’s had a lunge at the lad, the ref’s seen it and I think it was the correct decision.”