Saunders upset with referee
Dean Saunders was "flabbergasted" after another controversial refereeing decision denied Doncaster three points at Middlesbrough.
Referee Darren Drysdale opted not to award a penalty as Seb Hines felled Chris Brown in the box in a frantic first half on Teesside, with Rovers going on to withstand heavy pressure after the break to earn a goalless draw. Fellow npower Championship strugglers Portsmouth recovered from an early two-goal deficit to win 4-3 on Saturday and consign Rovers to third tier football next season. Saunders slammed referee Mick Russell's decisions in the Pompey game, and he turned his attentions to Drysdale. "I thought we played really well on Saturday and you know what happened, I'm still trying to get over it," said Saunders. "We've done well, we've resisted, and there were a lot of good performances out there and we got done by the referee again. "After the week we've just had, how hasn't he given a penalty for Chris Brown? I'm flabbergasted. We changed the bus, I thought that might change the luck. But when didn't give the penalty I thought 'here we go again'."