Megson fury over Reda throat claim

Rugged figure: Owls Miguel Llera up against Alan Smith and Luke Chadwick.             Picture: Steve ellis
Rugged figure: Owls Miguel Llera up against Alan Smith and Luke Chadwick. Picture: Steve ellis
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REDA Johnson has accused MK Dons boss Karl Robinson of putting his hands around his throat during a touchline flashpoint in last night’s 1-1 draw.

The manager was sent off after the incident with the Sheffield Wednesday defender.

Owls boss Gary Megson said: “I have spoken to Reda and he says their manager had his hands on his throat. You don’t touch players, you certainly don’t touch mine.”

Megson regards the draw against promotion rivals MK Dons as two points lost although the Owls moved up to third place in the League One table.

He said that his team had enough chances and possession to have taken maximum points which would have ensured that they would have moved above Huddersfield into second place. He said: “We were terrific. We bossed it from start to finish. We both had one shot in the first half. We were really unfortunate with their’s when it hit the bar and went in off Stephen Bywater. We knew they would be struggling with set pieces all the way through so we had to be direct at times and in the second half we had seven chances. They hadn’t had any and they hardly got out of their half in the second half.”

The Owls’ equaliser was an own goal by defender Gary MacKenzie.

Megson also said that the Owls should have had a penalty in the first half for a challenge on Reda Johnson and one after half time for an offence against Chris O’Grady. The Owls’ chief confirmed that captain Rob Jones was not injured though he was left out of the side. Megson also said: “Our cutting edge wasn’t there for the amount of possession we had.”

The Owls are understood to have matched Leicester’s offer to Stoke for Ben Marshall. Although the player enjoyed his time at Hillsborough he could not turn down the opportunity of Championship football. Leicester are believed to have paid £750,000 plus £250,000 in possible add-ons linked to appearances and promotion.