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Red card mystifies baraclough

Sligo Rovers boss Ian Baraclough can't understand why Alan Keane was sent off during Saturday night's dramatic win at the Showgrounds.

Keane picked up Rovers' second straight red card in two league games when he was given his marching orders after just 20 minutes. Ten-man Rovers went on to win the game, but needed an injury-time strike from centre-back Jason McGuinness to claim the points.

"There was no way it was a malicious tackle," said Baraclough. "It was still early in the game, so you expect tackles to go in like that on a bit of a greasy surface. I can't see how it was a sending-off. Nobody saw anything in it apart from one man."

Rovers' winner came just minutes after David O'Connor had forced a late equaliser for the Students, while their opener from Danny North came shortly after Keane was red-carded.

Baraclough feels that his players have developed resilience in dealing with setbacks.

"We have talked about staying positive and not letting things faze us and get us down," he said.

"To a man, they all put in a monumental performance. Before they scored I actually felt comfortable."

Sligo -- Rogers, Keane, Peers, McGuinness, Gaynor, Ventre, Lynch, Dillon (Cawley 78), Ndo (Davoren 58), Boco, North (Cretaro 73).

UCD -- Barron, Ledwith, Leahy, D O'Connor, Nangle (Langtry 68), Mulhall, P O'Conor, Kavanagh, Rusk, Benson, Lyons (Clarke 78).

Ref -- R Rogers (Dublin).

Irish Independent