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Kalvin Phillips comments on Eunan O'Kane's red card

Michael Mancienne of Nottingham Forest closes down Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January...

Eunan O'Kane saw red for Leeds United on Saturday.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United and Charlie Mulgrew during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United at Ewood Park on February 1, 2017 in Blackburn, England

Kalvin Phillips has told West Yorkshire Sport that Leeds United team-mate is "a bit gutted" after beint sent off in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Ipswich Town.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was given a straight red card on 37 minutes for allegedly nudging his head into that of Jonas Knudsen, and left the field without any protest.

Leeds boss Christiansen defended his man in the post-match interview and suggested that an appeal might be forthcoming, but O'Kane and his team-mate's reactions to the incident - or lack of reaction - suggest that they had no complaints over the decision.

Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United is tackled by Che Adams of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on March 3,...

And although Phillips says that the Irishman didn't have much to stay, the Leeds man claims he is very disappointed over what happened nonetheless.

Asked what O'Kane has said about the decision, Phillips said to West Yorkshire Sport: "He's not really said much. He's just a bit gutted about the decision obviously and we'll speak about it tomorrow at training."

Michael Mancienne of Nottingham Forest closes down Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on January...

Bersant Celina struck the winner on 67 minutes and Leeds can feel a bit unlucky to lose, despite only having 10 men for 53 minutes of the game.

Christiansen's side still created enough chances to leave Portman Road with at least a point, but it wasn't to be.

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