It was a chaotic afternoon on Saturday for Salford City as new manager Karl Robinson was sent off less than 15 minutes into his first match.

It was a fast start by the Ammies who took the lead after just four minutes, with Matt Smith heading home his 15th league goal of the season.

Karl Robinson was then sent off in the 14th minute of the game for stopping Rovers from taking a quick throw-in.

Salford managed to earn a late draw with League 2 bottom side Forest Green Rovers, interim manager Simon Wiles, adding: “It was relentless”.

“Everything seemed to be working early on and we were asking lots of questions of Forest Green Rovers, from our side we had to try and do everything we could from the side and I think the least we deserved was the point.

“I think surprise is the key word. It was a very harsh decision, once he went we needed to then do everything we could to try and get something from the game.

“The last 10 days we were in the perfect place for a person like Karl to come in and begin working with the team, we have got a point and now we can build on it.

“We are frustrated with a couple of decisions that the ref gave, but we had to work hard to earn a point.

“We can see with the experience he had hell be incredible, he’s got a clear identity and he is relentless to try and get the three points.”

Salford City travel to Crawley Town in their next fixture on Saturday January 13 with Simon Wiles set to be taking the team for the game.

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