Date: 16th November 2010 at 7:52pm
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Leyton Orient captain Stephen Dawson has branded Bristol Rovers’ Carl Regan ‘a low-life’ after the horror tackle that ended Dawson’s game on Saturday.

Regan was awarded a red card for the first-half challenge and luckily for Dawson and the O’s the injury is not as bad as first feared but the midfielder is far from happy.

Dawson said in the Guardian Series Sport: ‘The tackle was a leg-breaker. You don`t expect that from a fellow professional. I go in hard, but with a challenge like that you lose respect for the man.

‘There was no apology either, so as far as I`m concerned he`s a low-life.’

After Saturday’s game Russell Slade commented on the incident, telling leytonorient.com: ‘To be honest, if the referee had two red cards he should have pulled them both out.

‘I thought it was a really, really poor tackle and I think if Paul Trollope [Bristol Rovers manager] sees it again, he’ll be disappointed with the challenge.’

The nasty challenge was the only negative from Saturday’s victory. Dawson may be missing tonight’s FA Cup replay with Dagenham & Redbridge but Orient are lucky that Dawson didn’t suffer more long-term damage. With midfielder Adam Chambers also out injured, the O’s can’t afford any more injury problems in midfield.

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