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'You Expect Better'

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12:00 15th April 2013

Hunt disappointed with Southern reaction

Wolves midfielder Stephen Hunt has admitted that the red card that Jamie O'Hara received on Saturday was deserved, but has expressed his disappointment at the actions of Huddersfield's Keith Southern.

After Wolves had conceded two Jermaine Beckford goals in as many minutes, Southern flattened O'Hara as the midfielder received the ball straight from the kick-off.

The former Spurs man then reacted by shoving Southern, leading to a reaction which Hunt called 'embarrassing'.

"Jamie raised his hands, so there isn't much else that the referee can do from his point of view," Hunt conceded after the 3-1 defeat which has left Wolves deep in trouble at the bottom of the nPower Championship.

"But in terms of the way he (Southern) acted afterwards, it was a bit embarrassing for him. 

“Northerners are meant to be tough but he went down like a sack of spuds.

"It was a sending off but you hope for a better reaction than that - you expect better from a professional."

“He's got a right to do it but he got a fellow professional sent off and if people think that's fair then fair enough."

O'Hara's dismissal now means Wolves will be without the midfielder for three of the remaining four games of the campaign, adding to the pressure on Dean Saunders' already-stretched squad.

David Edwards and David Davis are both on the lengthy injury list, and O'Hara's absence means that Wolves have just two recognised central midfielders available for tomorrow night's game at home to Hull City - Karl Henry and Tongo Doumbia.

Hunt said after the match: "Jamie reacted and there's nothing I can say to him about it that will make any sense.

"Was it a sending off? It probably was by the letter of the law but a fellow professional shouldn't react like that and he shouldn't have reacted like that."

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