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SAINTS’ WRIGHT QUESTIONS REF DALLAS’ DECISIONS

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TOMMY WRIGHT has questioned Andrew Dallas’ handling of his side’s 1-0 defeat at to Hearts at Tynecastle, in which David Wotherspoon was shown a red card.

A David Milinkovic goal was enough to give all three points to the Jambos; however, the St Johnstone boss has suggested that the home side were helped to the result by the man in the middle.

54-year-old Wright singled out Hearts captain, Christophe Berra, for going unpunished for a number of fouls, whilst the Saints saw their ranks depleted.

“Christophe Berra got away with fouls all day and doesn’t get talked to. Then he sends David off when we thought it was a foul by the Hearts player. But Berra plays for Scotland and David doesn’t.

“I don’t want to make it ‘the Andrew Dallas show’ because he made enough of that out there.

“I’m certainly not going to be phoning John Fleming about him because I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been on to him about Andrew Dallas. Luckily he’s not in charge for either of our next two games.

“Even after the ridiculous decision to send David off, we responded well and still should have got something out of the game.”

Wright continued to bemoan the whistleblower’s performance as a penalty call was waved away after the ball struck the arm of Berra.

“I don’t mind the penalty not being given if the decision was that it wasn’t intentional. But Andrew Dallas clearly pointed to his shoulder when everyone could see it was a handball.”

Wright will be lucky to avoid the Compliance Officer’s wrath after his comments attacked Dallas’ level of performance. However, Wright will need to collect his thoughts before the club return to Tynecastle in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round on Saturday.

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