Scharner sadness at derby ban

Scharner picked up his first red card in domestic football when

sent off during Saturday’s 2-1 success over Aston Villa. A win for

Roy Hodgson’s side at Molineux would edge Albion’s bitter rivals

closer to relegation. Scharner said: “I am really disappointed to

miss the derby. If you look on Facebook, I’ve had a lot of

responses about the derbies. “They are the two biggest games of the

season and our fans are asking me on facebook to send them down.

“It will be a massive game for Wolves but it’s massive for us as

well because we want to win the derby. It is important to the

supporters. “But you can’t think about the rivalry. We have to keep

focused on a good finish and try to end the season as high as

possible. “We want to finish as the highest-placed Midlands team in

the Premier League.” Scharner had no complaints about being sent

off for two bookable offences by referee Phil Dowd and praised his

team-mates for overcoming his absence. He said: “I have no

complaints, not really. It was maybe the wrong time to get my first

red card in the English game. “But the team battled on with 10 men

and did really well. We fought back and I think in the end we

deserved to win.”