Albion striker Ashley Barnes was sent-off at Bolton today for trying to trip referee Nigel Miller.

  The ref confirmed the reason for Barnes' last-gasp dismissal in the 1-0 defeat at the Reebok to The Argus via a Bolton official.

  Miller would not speak directly but the official revealed: "It was for misconduct, trying to trip the ref."

  Barnes, sent-off at Sheffield Wednesday last month, now faces a hefty ban and Leo Ulloa is left as the Seagulls' only recognised striker.