Jones unhappy with referee's performance

Last updated : 08 November 2008 By Michael Morris

"They talk about respect but how much respect for the game did the ref have?" said Dave Jones

"Purse was never a sending-off and Miguel talked to the linesman and got sent off for it. If referees make decisions like that all season it will be crazy.

"What's the point of appealing? We won't get any joy because they are a law unto themselves.

"The referee and his assistants have to look at themselves. Is he good enough to referee at this level? I say no. His performance was not acceptable. Even Gareth Ainsworth said it was not a sending-off."

Gareth Ainsworth had the pleasure of co owners Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone for company pre match.

"Flavio was in the dressing room with Bernie Ecclestone, motivating the players and geeing them up," explained Ainsworth.

"Flavio likes to be involved, he's a winner through and through in sport and it's fantastic to have him on board. And it's great to see Bernie Ecclestone here - he's a bit of a lucky charm for us at the moment.

"I have no problems with them being in the dressing room before the game and nor do the players."

On the winning of the game he said

"Gavin came up with a fantastic header for us. We'll take the three points and we are well in touch with the top six."