REFEREE HAS TO GO WITH THE FLO!
DESPITE profiting from a 99th-minute equaliser this week, Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called for referees to get tough with time wasters.
Denny Johnstone’s strike against Carlisle on Wednesday saw the Brewers hold on to top spot in League Two and extend their unbeaten run to nine matches.
And though the exChelsea striker was thankful the extent of Carlisle’s timewasting was not lost on ref Mark Haywood, he believes officials must go a step further to prevent games becoming an eyesore.
“The referee gave us six minutes extra in the first and seven minutes in the second half,” said Hasselbaink.
“That’s all well and good but I prefer the ref to go to the keeper or the person who is throwing the ball in and tell them to be quicker.
“We are losing the flow of the game. It’s stopping too long and that benefits them.
“The six or seven minutes doesn’t give us a lot because they do it in the sixth and seventh minute as well.
“We want the flow, the supporters want the flow. They don’t want to see a minute taken over a throw. He needs to referee the game at pace and he didn’t do that.”