Frustrated Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio has called for a review into the ‘pathetic’ yellow card rule that will see two of his key players miss Tuesday night’s FA Cup first round replay at Doncaster Rovers, report the Lancashire Post.
Vermiglio’s side faced three qualifying rounds before reaching the first round and drawing 2-2 with League One side Rovers at Victory Park. But now as his side head to the Keepmoat Stadium they will do so without four key players.
Vermiglio feels his side are at an unfair disadvantage, given two of his players who picked up yellow cards in that Victory Park clash striker Marcus Carver and midfielder Elliot Newby will now miss the replay.
The duo picked up yellows in the fourth round qualifying win over Barrow and due to a new rule for the 2018/19 season just two bookings in the Cup will see a player miss the next game.
And Vermiglio believes the rule needs changing to avoid hampering non-league side’s who have already played more games than the Football League sides who enter in the first round.
He said: “It is difficult for non-league teams when you have played more games in the cup. They have had one game in, and we have had four, so we have had more opportunity to pick up the yellows. Now we are missing key players.
“Chally was sent off, which is fair enough, but Marcus Carver and Elliot Newby will miss one of the biggest games of their career because of a pathetic rule. These are all players that would be involved.”
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