Rochdale unlucky with officials, says assistant Chris Beech

George Donnelly

George Donnelly's sending-off at Accrington was the latest of unlucky decisions to go against Rochdale, assistant manager Chris Beech has said.

Donnelly will be banned for three games after Rochdale's appeal failed.external-link

Beech does not think there is a disciplinary issue at the club, despite three Dale men seeing red this term.

"They say it will come back our way, and they say it evens out over a season, but I'm not too sure about that," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"I feel we've been massively unlucky with incidents.

"The - the ball came over his shoulder, his eyes are on the ball, his foot hits the midrift of the player and he's off six or seven minutes into a game. That was a little unjust.

- two not unbelievably rash and erratic tackles, and he's off. And for George to get a straight red card after that [at Accrington] - I can't say the words."

Despite playing for more than 45 minutes with 10 men, Dale held on for a on Saturday, their third successive league victory.