Barnsley coach backs Frimpong over debut red

Frimpong's horror tackle that helped earn him the marching off orders

Frimpong’s horror tackle that helped earn him the marching off orders

Keen on getting a place on the Ghana team for June’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Frimpong made the move on transfer deadline day to struggling Barnsley who sit second from bottom in the second tier of English football deep in a relegation survival dogfight.

Coach Wilson reposed the massive dose of confidence he has in Frimpong when he put the new recruit straight into action barely 24 hours after sealing the transfer to Barnsley for an undisclosed fee. But the Ghanaian who was also sent off on his debut Arsenal start against Liverpool in August 2011, received two yellow cards within 6 minutes of each other under half an hour and received the red.

Barnsley who eventually ended the game with nine players following another dismissal, could not cope and lost through a late Sheffield Wednesday strike to further dent their survival hopes. But Coach Wilson has come to the defence of Frimpong who will now serve a ban.

“I think there needed to be more understanding from the referee. Emmanuel Frimpong has come into a big derby game, 25,000 plus in the stands and maybe he could have had a warning and told to calm down rather than be shown the second yellow card,”  Danny Wilson told Barnsley’s official website.

Barnsley next face Ipswich on Saturday in the SkyBet Championship.

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