ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman had no complaints with Seamus Conneely’s red card in their draw at Bristol Rovers.

The skipper was dismissed for a second bookable offence four minutes into the second half, his side still coming away with a point as the game finished 3-3 at the Memorial Stadium.

It was a third red card for Coleman’s side in eight games so far this season.

Zaine Francis-Angol was sent off in the draw at AFC Wimbledon and Sean McConville still has one game to serve of his ban for his dismissal for clashing with Ched Evans in the 2-0 League One defeat at Fleetwood Town.

Coleman had no argument with referee Neil Hair’s decision this time around as Stanley impressed despite playing the final 40 minutes with 10 men, Dion Charles’ penalty 13 minutes from time ensuring they went back north with something to show for their efforts.

“If you’re on a yellow card and you pull somebody’s shirt, it doesn’t matter where you are on the pitch, you run the risk of getting another yellow card,” the Reds boss told the club website.

“The disappointing thing is that their lad pulled our lad’s shirt back in the first half and he doesn’t get booked.

“That’s when you feel as though it’s double standards.

“It’s a small mistake that the referee has made that in normal circumstances would usually go unnoticed.

“I’ve got no complaints with the sending off, but the one thing I am pleased with is the way we responded.”

Conneely has started all six of Stanley’s League One games so far this season, only sitting out the EFL Cup defeat to Sunderland and the EFL Trophy win over Fleetwood that saw Harrison Biggins sent off for the visitors.

The Irishman will now serve a one-game ban and join McConville on the sidelines when the Black Cats visit the Wham Stadium in league action on Saturday.