Swansea City defender Angel Rangel has explained to the South Wales Evening Post, there’s no reason the side has received so many red cards this season.
Garry Monk has seen eight of his first team stars sent off this season, but Rangel says there’s no real reason for it.
“We know it’s not acceptable. There is no one explanation, sometimes these things happen in sport,” he said.
“Sometimes we have been unlucky with the decisions referees have given against us and sometimes we have deserved them.”
The obvious worry for Monk will be that consistent red cards leaves him without valuable players because of suspensions.
The side is well placed in the Premier League for an assault on the European places, but things aren’t helped when players are regularly suspended.
There’s no real answer for Monk in terms of addressing it because he seems like a manager who will always trust his players in terms of the way they act and behave on the field.
Perhaps when things get a little tenser later into the season, he’ll stress the need for his key players to keep their heads because he knows he’ll need them over a number of important weeks,
He can talk to players individually and could also hold team meetings to address the problem.
Rangel may not feel there’s a reason for the problem, but there is a problem and the Swans need to stay on top of it to prevent it from having more of an impact on first team results.