Paul Robinson insists Spurs player ‘will regret’ what he did against Leeds

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Paul Robinson has said that Matt Doherty will come to regret his silly challenge that saw him receive a second yellow card in stoppage time against Leeds United.

Doherty is yet to produce his best in a Spurs shirt since his move from Wolves in the summer.

The Irishman was being kept out of the starting line up by Serge Aurier until a couple of weeks ago.

However, Aurier’s poor display against Leicester City saw Doherty come back into the side.

The 28-year-old has started three back to back matches against Stoke City, Wolves and Leeds and while he did not too much wrong in those games, the defender has now incurred a one-match suspension after receiving his marching orders in stoppage time in the 3-0 win over Marcelo Bielsa’s men.

Despite already being cautioned, Doherty lunged at Pablo Hernandez late in the game and the referee had no choice but to hand him a second yellow.

Aurier is expected to be fit to feature against Brentford while Doherty’s will sit out the tie due to his one-match ban.

Speaking about the defender’s tackle, Robinson told Football Insider: “It was a silly one for me, in all honesty.

“At that time in the game, with your team 3-0 up, it is a difficult one to take.

“He has got to be more switched on going into the dying embers of the game especially given that they had a three-goal lead.

“You just cannot make tackles likes that when you have already been booked. It is a silly one and one and it is one that he will regret.”

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Some Spurs fans have been hypercritical of Doherty’s form but I am confident that he will prove his worth if he has a run of matches under his belt. However, the right-back certainly did himself no favours with that poor lunge against Leeds and has now allowed Aurier another opportunity to show Mourinho why he deserves to be starting.

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