Latest: Plymouth boss’ classy response to outburst by Portsmouth critic Joey Barton as Oxford United head coach slams 'disgraceful and arrogant’ officiating in Peterborough defeat

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Pompey returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 1-0 triumph at Forest Green in a weekend full of action across League One.

Here are the main headlines from the latest round of fixtures.

Schumacher hits back

Steven Schumacher admitted he wasn’t surprised at Joey Barton’s comments about Plymouth director of football Neil Dewsnip.

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The Bristol Rovers boss hit out in an astonishing outburst directed to the former England youth coach ahead of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the Memorial Stadium.

Those remarks appeared to be centred around the pair’s time at Everton when Dewsnip, the Toffee’s underage coach at the time, released the midfielder, aged 14.

With Barton taking aim at most sides in League One this season, his comments did not come as a surprise to Schumacher.

He told Plymouth Live: ‘I will show a little bit more class and not try and comment on what Joey said. I have seen the article, but I can't say I'm too surprised by his words.’

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Steven Schumacher wasn't surprised by Joey Barton's comments ahead of Plymouth's trip to Bristol Rovers.Steven Schumacher wasn't surprised by Joey Barton's comments ahead of Plymouth's trip to Bristol Rovers.
Steven Schumacher wasn't surprised by Joey Barton's comments ahead of Plymouth's trip to Bristol Rovers.

Unhappy Robinson

Karl Robinson has slammed referee Andy Woolmer’s performance during their 2-1 defeat to Peterborough.

The tie saw U’s striker Matty Taylor sent off for violent conduct in the 57th minute for an incident with Ronnie Edwards.

That decision infuriated the United boss, who found himself in hot water when his protests also saw him land in the referee’s book.

Robinson has since branded the officials’ display as ‘atrocious’ and the worst he’s ever seen.

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‘The refereeing inconsistency today was atrocious,’ he told Oxford Mail.

‘My players gave everything for each other, they’re devastated – I don’t think any player on that football pitch didn’t put a 100 per cent effort in.

‘But the refereeing is up there with some of the worst I’ve seen – from an experienced referee, a Championship referee.

‘He was a disgrace in every aspect of his performance, in terms of his arrogance as well as the decisions that he gave.’

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MK woes

Liam Manning has insisted he is the right man to guide MK Dons out of their scrap at the wrong-end of the League One table.

The Dons slumped to the foot of the standings following their 1-0 loss to Wycombe, after a run of five consecutive league defeats.

This has seen pressure increase on the head coach and believes his side are in a relegation fight.

Manning said to the MK Citizen: ‘There is no point getting down about it, it's wasted energy.

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‘I’m not looking at the table yet, for me it’s about changing the results and the run we’re on.

‘We're in a scrap, in a fight. I'm up for that fight and the players have to be as well. We'll get them in on Monday and correct it this week.

‘The performance will give the group a lift, but I think you have to take the chances you create. We had loads of nearly moments and that's where we're at.

‘We can't be nearly, we have to execute.’