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Neil Cox was adamant AFC Wimbledon should have had a penalty in the dying moments at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Cox was standing in for boss Neal Ardley at Prenton Park as the Dons chief recovers from hip surgery and oversaw a 1-1 draw for the visitors.

Bayo Akinfenwa’s opener was cancelled out in stoppage time by on-loan Everton youngster George Green to leave Wimbledon seven points off the play-offs.

If that wasn’t tough enough to take for the Dons, the away dugout was up in arms over referee Andy Woolmer’s decision not to award a penalty for a challenge on Ade Azeez.

Cox made his thoughts known post-match and joked it was probably best that the absent Ardley wasn’t able to give the officials a piece of his mind.

He said: “It’s a good job I’m here and he isn’t going in to see the referee.

“It was a definite penalty. I think that’s the fifth or sixth time we’ve an opportunity for a penalty turned down.

“Obviously I’ve got to be careful about what I say because I don’t want to have a go at the referee but he’s in the perfect position.”