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3 December 2012

Defender says sorry to the fans for his reaction on Saturday

Garry Kenneth has apologised for his reaction following Saturday’s defeat at Wycombe.

The defender, who is expected to get fined for swearing at the travelling Rovers supporters, has promised that nothing like that will happen again.

The Scotland international said: "It was an unfortunate incident and I'm sorry for saying the things I said in the heat of the moment.

“I shouldn't have got involved in it at all, but I'm the sort of person who wears my heart on my sleeve in certain situations.

"I don't like losing football matches and I was as angry and frustrated about the result and the performance as everybody else was.

“I heard a few things said on my way off the pitch and I lost my temper and reacted in a way that was wrong. It was out of order.

"Supporters pay their money to come and watch us play football and are entitled to their opinions.

“I should have taken that on the chin and accepted it. It shouldn't have happened and it won't happen again."

Manager Mark McGhee is expected to hand the Kenneth a fine for his role in the incident, and is yet to decide whether or not he should captain the side on Saturday with Matt Gill likely to be missing.

McGhee said: "Garry got some significant abuse aimed in his direction, but that is no excuse for the way he reacted.

"We're going to be criticised whenever results are not going our way, but that is all part and parcel of being in the professional game.

“You have to take that criticism on board and answer it with performances on the pitch.

"What you must not do under any circumstances is react in the way Garry did.

"Garry is genuinely sorry for what happened and is a big enough man to accept any punishment he will get for his part in it. He's a strong character and will move on even more determined to put things right on the pitch."

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