Michael Flynn column: I accept what the manager says about my sending off last week and I’m big enough when next selected to go out and prove to him I won’t let it happen again.

But I still think the second yellow was very harsh. I’d already been booked so there was no way I was going to risk another stupid one – or I might as well have punched the guy!

There was no intent whatsoever. I was chasing him back and tried to check my run when I realised he was going to cut across me.

That’s why I lifted my hands in the air. He clipped me, rather than the other way round.

But the ref had the red card out before I’d even turned round.

Refs are too eager to do things but then they are under pressure from the assessors and fear that making a mistake will get them relegated out the league. It’s a vicious circle.

It’s frustrating because I’ve never felt so fit and strong. I hate not being involved but I’ve got every faith in the lads to pick up three points tomorrow.

I took part in a question-and-answer session with Robbie and Ritchie this week and got asked about the development squad.

The club should have done the training ground and set up an academy when they were in the Premiership and had the money.

Starting the development squad this year is a good idea in principle but the immediate aim for the club is to get out of League Two. That in itself would bring more guaranteed income from sponsorship rather than raising funds by selling a youngster.

Everybody will go on about George Green but he has come through the pyramid rather than with the development squad.

I’d be as happy as anyone if two or three of the young players we’ve got now are sold for a good profit. In a perfect world, it will happen but life’s not always like that.