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Redknapp wants temporary subs

Harry Redknapp has called on the Premier League to consider temporary substitutions in a bid to improve concussion treatment.

The QPR boss was left frustrated after medics withdrew Sandro just 11 minutes into Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Southampton, only for the Brazil midfielder to be deemed "fine" at half-time.

You couldn't wait 10 or 15 minutes with 10 men, you just couldn't do it. So you couldn't give medics that amount of time to look at a player.

But it doesn't sound the worst idea for a temporary replacement, so that the doctors could have a longer look at the player with the potential head injury.

That is something worth looking at.

Medical people have got to be so careful, they can't take a chance because if anything went wrong there would be massive trouble.

If someone is very bad you cannot expect them to carry on because if something went wrong we would all be very sorry.

At half-time there didn't seem to be a lot wrong with Sandro to me though.

He was fine in the changing rooms, he didn't look too bad at all but obviously the doctors have got to err on the side of caution."

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp.

Nolan: Goal should have stood

Kevin Nolan accused assistant referee Andrew Garratt of taking a guess on the decision that prevented West Ham from taking a valuable point at Manchester United.

Nolan thought he had grabbed a 2-2 draw for West Ham when he tapped in Carl Jenkinson's cross in the final minute at Old Trafford, but Garratt flagged for offside and referee Lee Mason disallowed the goal.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was fuming at the officials over the decision after the 2-1 defeat and his captain was also unhappy with the call, which came at the end of a dramatic match in which Wayne Rooney was sent off.

Nolan, who came on in the second half, thinks Garratt could not have known whether he was offside as he was not up with play.

I couldn't believe it. I put the ball in, started celebrating and then I saw the flag. I know he has definitely gambled on it because he can't have seen it, because if he had seen it he wouldn't have given it offside.

– West Ham's Kevin Nolan.


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