Lewington regrets sending-off

Lewington’s red card for an adjudged elbow on Saturday saw him

follow team-mates Stephen Gleeson, Antony Kay and Alan Smith in

earning three-match suspensions this season.

He told the club’s official website: “I’ve gone to get the ball

when I just should have just got back into my position, but I have

grabbed the ball and their man has come to grab it and he’s grabbed

my arm and my natural reaction was to push him back.

“It wasn’t an elbow, my arm was open, it’s not bent, it’s

nowhere near his face and there is no force in it at all. The

linesman has said I have elbowed him directly in the face with

force.

“It is one of those things that, looking back at it, I shouldn’t

have even got involved in it, I should have just got back into my

position.”