Reds caretaker boss David Flitcroft has explained why he left out club stalwart Bobby Hassell in the 2-1 defeat to Peterborough on New Year's Day.
Hassell didn't even travel with the squad for the game, but Flitcroft insisted there hadn't been a fallout.
He said: "Regarding Bobby Hassell, I wasn’t going to use him for the game.
“I wanted more agility and more speed in there and didn’t see that having Bobby as a substitute would help in this football match. Did I want to bring Bobby Hassell down on New Year’s Eve when he could be with his family? I absolutely didn’t.
“There are no hidden agendas or personal agendas. We’ve come here to win a football match and that’s what today was all about."
Peterborough took the lead through Michael Bostwick but the Reds equalised after 79 minutes with a Marlon Harewood strike. Posh won it in the last few minutes though as Tommy Rowe sealed the points.