Hibernian manager hits out at ‘shocking’ tackle on James McPake

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon has criticised Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson, describing his tackle on captain James McPake as “shocking”.

The 28-year-old challenged the Northern Irish international near the left touchline in the first half of the 0-0 draw at Tynecastle.

Referee Willie Collum took no action against the former Ipswich Town player.

Fenlon said: "I've just watched it. It's a shocking tackle. He had a look first before he left the ground. We're disappointed with that.

"He has a bad gash, James. There could have been a bit of damage there, but he's not too bad.

"But you can't be critical of the referee. I thought the referee reffed the game very well tonight."

On the incident, Hearts boss John McGlynn said: "I haven't seen it again. I think the referee was in a good position. It's a derby game, it's competitive. In derby games four or five years ago that wouldn't have been an issue."

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