WANDERERS have sent a compilation of penalty appeals to the EFL referee’s chief to find out if they really are getting the rub of the green.

Phil Parkinson feels his side have been denied a handful of spot-kicks in the last couple of months and penalised on occasions when they did not deserve it.

Asking for some feedback from the league’s top referees, the Bolton boss is keen to get a second opinion on what he feels has been an unfortunate run of decisions.

Last weekend referee Simon Hooper’s performance was described by Parkinson as “poor” as he awarded a first-half penalty against Jack Hobbs then denied Mark Beevers a late one at the other end when Sam Morsy appeared to handball.

That injustice spurred him into action – and what he feels will be an honest assessment of their claim.

“I’ve sent the last batch of penalty decisions to Dave Allison, the head of referees, and asked him to look at them,” he said. “He’s a good, honest person and I am sure he will give us a balanced view on what he sees.

“He’s down at a referee’s training conference at St George’s and I’m hoping he can show the refs who are there the decisions.

“He will come back to me and let me know his thoughts. Like myself I am sure the supporters watch other penalties being given and are probably left wondering how the one towards the end of the game against Wigan was not a penalty and yet the first one was.”

Even though last weekend’s draw against Wigan was tinged with a touch of frustration, Parkinson feels there were plenty of players who did themselves justice.

“I feel a lot of them have staked a claim to start again at Norwich,” he said. “As a staff we’ll look at Norwich as we always do, look at the way they play, look at who’s sharp in training and pick the team accordingly.”

Asked if he would pick the same side – a rarity this season – Parkinson added: “We have picked the same team a couple of times but I don’t think making changes is anything particular to me,” he said.

“When you look at the Premier League at the weekend compared to midweek and I think there were 67 changes. There are not many midweek fixtures in the top flight and that probably shows you how a lot of managers look at freshening the team up when the games come thick and fast.”