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Notts County player gets sent-off for walking off the pitch too slowly when being substituted

That’ll teach him.

THERE IS NO footballer around that doesn’t perform a bit of time wasting when his side are holding onto a result in the dying minutes of a game.

We regularly see players ambling from one side of the pitch to the other when they’re being substituted in order to eat up as many minutes as possible.

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It was no different tonight as Notts County striker Kwame Thomas, who is on loan from Derby, proceeded to dawdle from the field of play when his number was held up as his side looked to see out a valuable away point at Doncaster.

However, referee Richard Clark felt the England U20 international had taken his time wasting tactics beyond acceptability and brandished a second yellow card.

Billy Daniels was the unfortunate player that had to put his tracksuit back on and watch the remainder of the game from the bench.

It was only Thomas’ second start for his new club after securing a loan move to Meadow Lane earlier this month.

Doncaster held on for their 0-0 draw but it wasn’t the best way for Thomas to endear himself to the club’s fans or manager, Shaun Derry.

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