11 footballers who managed to get a straight red card on their nightmare Championship debuts
Speaking from experience, first days at work are never easy. This extends to football too, where a number of Championship players have received a straight red on their debuts, even if they didn't manage to break the photocopier.
By Richie Boon Published 6th May 2019, 16:11 BST - 1 min read Updated 6th May 2019, 16:16 BST Red cards
Here's 11 players who were given an early bath on their nightmare debuts...
The Scotsman went on to be a real star for the club, but his Blackpool debut went pretty poor. He was sent off for kicking a Doncaster Rovers player in a 3-2 loss at home. In an eight goal thriller against Nottingham Forest, the Blackpool boy fouled Michail Antonio, and his side were condemned to a 4-4 draw. A pretty bad one, this was. The midfielder was sent off in the second half against Derby County, for trying to headbutt Rams man Craig Fagan. The hot-headed defender lived up to his reputation on debut for the Whites back in 2014, who gave away a penalty saw red 57 minutes into a 4-1 away loss to Watford. The 19-year-old's hopes of being the next big thing from the Saints' academy went down like a lead balloon, after was given his marching orders just 31 minutes into his debut against QPR. The Portuguese defender, on loan, was rather harshly sent off 31 minutes deep into his first game for the Foxes. His side went on to lose 6-1 to Portsmouth. Oh dear! The Tigers defender was given a straight red 29 minutes into his debut, for a foul on Plymouth's Bojan Djordjic. The Rams stopper was given his marching orders 28 minutes into his debut against Reading, which meant Robbie Savage had to cover as keeper! Now starring on daytime TV rather than the football pitch, Dublin had a debut forget for the Foxes, getting sent off after 18 minutes, for kicking West Ham's Rufus Brevett Having just arrived from Bayern Munich, Jennings was debuted against Wigan Athletic, but was sent off after six minutes for a poor challenge on James McArthur The youngster lasted just FIVE MINUTES, and was dismissed for wild lunge on Millwall man James Meredith. Not the best of first impressions.