Millwall manager Harris: Shane Ferguson will be severely punished if he did stamp before sending off

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall manager Neil Harris admitted that Shane Ferguson will be punished if he is guilty of stamping on Brighton’s Lewis Dunk.

The Northern Ireland international was sent off towards the end of extra-time and will serve a three-game suspension for violent conduct if the club do not appeal it.

Harris confirmed that Ferguson would have taken one of the spot-kicks if he had been on the pitch – Albion prevailing 5-4 in the shootout.

“I could really see [the incident] but the fourth official said it was a stamp,” said the Lions chief. “If that is the case there is no place for that on a football pitch or on the football pitch at The Den. That would be punished severely. If it’s a mistake we’ll appeal it.

“If we don’t then Shane will have to learn a harsh lesson.”

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