Johnstone: Black must wise up

Rangers legend Derek Johnstone has called on Ian Black to 'wise up' following his sending off at Elgin last Saturday.

Last Updated: 20/03/13 at 14:57 Post Comment

Ian Black: Shown red card at Elgin

Ian Black: Shown red card at Elgin

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Hearts and Inverness midfielder was dismissed for a second bookable offence towards the end of the 1-0 victory which lifted Rangers to within three points of the third division title.

Now Johnstone is looking for an improvement in the Scotland international's onfield behaviour after he took his card count for the season to 12 yellows and two reds at Borough Briggs.

"Ian could have seen red long before he did on Saturday after a number of fouls," he told the Evening Times.

"The one he did get his second booking for was maybe a bit harsh but, at the end of the day, he has got to calm himself down and be smarter.

"You are never going to change a referee's mind so I don't know why he keeps on at them throughout games if he doesn't get a decision.

"Most of his bookings this year are for silly things like kicking the ball away or bouncing it in anger when he doesn't get a decision.

"That kind of thing is just stupidity and that will cost you in the long run when you get banned.

"You don't mind players who are passionate about the game, but that passion has to be about your own team and doing what is right, not taking it out on referees or other players and getting in trouble.

"There is only going to be one winner when you start doing that - and it isn't you."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says sorry to supporters

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written a letter to fans apologising for recent poor results.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has hip operation in United States

Liverpool's England striker Daniel Sturridge has had an operation on his injured hip.

Nathaniel Clyne 'happy at Southampton' and waiting on deal

Nathaniel Clyne says he is happy to stay at Southampton, despite reports linking him with a move away this summer.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company