PETERBOROUGH United manager Darren Ferguson laid into Lee Tomlin after his midfielder was dismissed during Posh’s 2-1 defeat to Swindon Town on Saturday.

Tomlin was given his marching orders by referee Mark Haywood with five minutes remaining of a compelling contest at the County Ground after picking up a second yellow card for pushing Yaser Kasim to the floor.

The sending-off was Tomlin’s second of the campaign and Ferguson was quick to admonish his creative midfielder in his post-match interview.

“If Lee thinks that by behaving like this he will get a move away from the club he’s sadly mistaken,” Ferguson said. “In fact I will go the other way. We won’t simply wash our hands of him, I will make sure he doesn’t go anywhere.

“He now owes me and his team-mates massively. It showed a serious lack of judgement after he’d already been booked.

“I asked him what he was thinking, but I suspect even he doesn’t know. He will punished, but what that punishment will be I don’t know yet.”