EMBITTERED Forest Green Rovers manager Mark Cooper wants the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMO) to take action after he felt another contentious refereeing decision went against his side.

Cooper, who returned to the dugout following a two-game suspension, pointed the finger at referee Tom Nield, insisting the match official missed a trip in the penalty box on hot-shot striker Christian Doidge.

“The PGMO, Dave Allison and Mike Riley need to have a look at it because we are getting the rough end of the stick,” bemoaned Cooper after his relegation-threatened side were beaten 1-0 at Carlisle United.

“To get that so wrong, I have to be careful what I say, but it can’t keep happening, it’s ridiculous.”

Cooper also thought former Bristol Rovers defender Tom Parkes should have seen a second-half red card for his foul on Doidge.

“ I have to be careful what I say, but every time we come away from home we seem to get match-changing contentious decisions.

"Nothing between the two teams, Christian Doidge is in the box, wrong side of their defender, he is about to shoot and he is brought down and it’s a clear penalty and a red card.”

Rovers’ manager praised the 107 fans who made the long trip from Gloucestershire to Cumbria.

He added: “It’s not fair for the supporters who were brilliant today and travelled all the way up here. “They didn’t deserve to lose the game today and the penalty is right in front of them and everyone can see it’s a penalty, the officials haven’t done their job again.

“Christian Doidge was staggered by the decision and came over and told me it was a blatant penalty.”

With eight January transfer window signings in the building, Cooper is confident of adding more recruits before the window slams shut on Wednesday as he aims to steer his side out of the bottom two.

He said: “We must make sure we get in enough quality to get us over the line and make sure we stay in the Football League.”

Watch Mark Cooper's post-match interview