PHIL Parkinson says Wanderers could appeal the red card handed to defender Marc Wilson in the 0-0 draw at Ipswich Town.

Making his first league start for the club, the former Stoke City man was sent off by referee Stephen Martin after a tangle with home striker Kayden Jackson, which was adjudged to be a professional foul.

Parkinson claims the contact was minimal and not enough to send Jackson to the floor.

“I thought it was a very harsh decision,” he said after the final whistle. “I thought so at the time and I have seen Kayden Jackson play and he’s quick but he does throw himself to the floor and from where I was there was minimal contact. I have seen in back since and I think he is very, very unlucky.

“From a very good referee – and he really is, normally – I think he has made the wrong call.

“I don’t think there is a foul. There’s always going to be come contact when two players run together but I think Marc does everything he can not to make contact. It was a tough call to make that one.

Asked whether he would appeal Wilson’s suspension, Parkinson added: “We will certainly be looking at it.”

Wanderers dug in for more than half an hour with 10 men against 11 until Ipswich sub Jonathan Walters was forced off the pitch through injury, making it 10 v 10.

David Wheater had a goalbound shot charged down by Luke Chambers after a corner and Ben Alnwick made an incredible save from the same Ipswich defender at the other end.

Parkinson had been forced to sacrifice the creativity of Erhun Oztumer after the sending off, leaving his side lacking a creative edge.

They made up with endeavour, however, and the Bolton boss was full of praise for the way his team dug in to protect their point.

“First of all, we’d had a day’s less rest, we’d had a long journey travelling down yesterday and we were down to 10 men for a long period in the game,” he said.

“As for the save, it is a truly magnificent one. The lad flicked it and how he saved it I’ll never know but it was one of those moments you see on a football pitch where both sets of supporters applaud spontaneously. I am delighted for Ben to make that and get a few headlines but his all-round performance, coming for crosses and his kicking, was great today.

“We worked so hard to get that result. Back to front, to a man, everyone gave me everything.

“Jack (Hobbs) was flawless. He had a great start on Wednesday and then split his eye open, six stitches, and I wondered whether to play him or not. His reading of the game and calmness in possession was superb.”