Wycombe Wanderers manager Matt Bloomfield has reflected on David Wheeler’s red card in the 4-2 home defeat to Barnsley.

The utility player was substituted in the 67th minute of the contest at Adams Park but was given his marching orders less than 10 seconds after the game restarted.

He was penalised for kicking out at the Tykes’ third goal scorer, Corey O’Keefe.

Wheeler left the pitch without touching the ball, and it’s believed to be the quickest a player has ever received a red card in the EFL.

He will now serve a three-game ban.

Bloomfield said: “I did see it as it happened and I’ve watched it back.

“There was an incident at Stevenage last week where one of my players was left on the floor with a leading elbow, and it’s happened again today.

“Max Stryjek was done for dangerous play or whatever the rule, and we’ve proven to the FA that it wasn’t but as it wasn’t an obvious error, he gets done for three games.

"Then, one of my players gets hit in the elbow in the jaw.

“It happened again today but his [Wheeler's] reaction isn’t right.

“He was sent off and rightly so I’m not complaining about that.

“At the moment, we seem to get punished for things that aren’t dangerous.

“Dave is off the pitch to let the ball go over his head as it’s out of play, and a left elbow goes to his jaw.

“I’ve seen the provocation and his reaction isn’t right.”

On the loss, he said: “I think it was down to a slight lack of discipline.”

“We let in a couple of soft goals as I believe they were completely preventable.

“The sending off doesn’t help because we created many opportunities and in recent games, we’ve been strong.

“Even at 10-men, which is very difficult, we were creating chances.

“There was a bit of fatigue as that crept into our decision making at times, but we started well for around 35 minutes against a side who is trying to get out of the league automatically.”

Up next is Reading away on March 9.