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Southend United manager Paul Sturrock will review Barry Corr's red card evidence
SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock will study video evidence of Barry Corr’s late red card at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday before deciding his next move.
Corr was dismissed nine minutes from time in the 1-1 draw after clashing with Pilgrims defender Darren Purse and immediately pleaded his innocence to Sturrock.
But the Blues boss has yet to draw his own conclusions.
“Barry is devastated because he’s saying he hasn’t done anything wrong and that their lad has gone down like a bag of washing but I will need to see it again,” said Sturrock.
“I will look at the incident closely before making any decisions, but Barry has a short fuse and if the recording shows he has raised an arm then I can assure you he will be in for a severe fine.”
Corr will now have to sit out Blues’ next three matches —against Burton, Barnet and Dagenham — unless the club decide to appeal against the decision.
And that suspension also disappoints Sturrock.
“Barry’s only just come back and now we’re going to be without him again,” said the Scotsman.
“We could do with him for those games but the only good thing is we have two midweek games so the ban won’t drag on.
“However, it’s still disappointing because we’re already without Gavin Tomlin and I do think we miss him when he doesn’t play.
“He’s been a real live wire for us and his work rate is second to none.”
Without Tomlin, Blues fought back to secure a share of the spoils against the Pilgrims and Sturrock was reasonably satisfied with a point against his former team.
“Plymouth will cause plenty of sides a headache here this season so it’s not a bad result for us,” said Sturrock.
“I was disappointed with the first 45 minutes because there was a lethargy about our play.
“But we were much stronger in the second half and were able to get back into the game.
“Now we want to build on that with the games we have coming up but we will need another big effort from the players because injuries are hitting us hard at the moment.