Wolves striker Kevin Doyle believes penalties are harder to come by for newly promoted clubs. Doyle was denied what appeared to be a clear-cut spot-kick during yesterday's home draw with Aston Villa when he seemed to be pulled back by defender Richard Dunne.
The Republic of Ireland international said: "Is it harder for teams who are promoted to get penalties? I think so. Steve Coppell used to say it when I was at Reading.
"We were getting to the stage where we were thinking 'we don't even get them in training now!'
"The one we got in the second half had been a long time coming because in nearly every game we've had a blatant penalty.
"Probably the ref went in at half-time and found out he should have given one to me at the start so when we did look like we should have got one in the second half, he gave it straight away."
Doyle insists he was correct in not exaggerating the challenge made on him by his international team-mate Dunne.
He said: "They say try and stay on your feet and if you are fouled, you are fouled. Just trying to stay on your feet shouldn't alter that.
"If you go down too easily, you get criticised for that so I tried to stay up and he stopped me from scoring but the ref was having none of it.
"I was trying to stay on my feet as much as possible and be honest and to try and get a goal."