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Town boss Paul Hurst tries to make sense of today's game and that sending off.

10 April 2021

Watch the best of the action and listen to Town boss Paul Hurst as he tries to make sense of today's game and that sending off.

Stefan Payne saw red after head-butting his team-mate just before half-time in the 1-0 defeat at Valley Parade, with Morais having berated him in the build-up.

The striker was sent off, despite Town’s best efforts to get him off the pitch before referee James Bell could make his decision, while Morais was substituted for the second half.

“I’m angry,” Hurst said. “Stef might be the one that’s done it, but the pair of them have let the club down, and everyone connected to us.

"They made the task more difficult than it needed to be.

“I turned away, I saw that they were having a little disagreement which is normal, but it obviously went a lot further than that.

“Your mind is then – very quickly – trying to contemplate what to do next in terms of the shape, the team, and how we try and get back in the game.

“They basically let everyone down, and quite frankly it’s embarrassing.”

Asked whether Payne would play for the club again, Hurst replied: “It’ll be dealt with. That’s all I can say.”

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