Sunday 25 September 2016

James McClean hit with three-game suspension

Published 23/12/2015 | 02:30

McClean will miss West Brom’s games against Swansea, Newcastle and Stoke. Clint Hughes/PA Wire
McClean will miss West Brom’s games against Swansea, Newcastle and Stoke. Clint Hughes/PA Wire

James McClean has been suspended for three games by the English FA after being sent off during West Bromwich Albion's 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend.

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Baggies team-mate Salomon Rondon received the same fate after also seeing red against the Cherries. The Republic of Ireland international was shown a straight red card for serious foul play after a bad tackle on Adam Smith.

Baggies manager Tony Pulis described both players as 'stupid' and confirmed both would be fined.

McClean and Rondon will miss West Brom's games against Swansea, Newcastle and Stoke.

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring strain.

Scans on the injury Skrtel suffered against Watford on Sunday confirmed the lay-off and the defender took to Instagram to clarify how long he would be out.

Meanwhile, Neil Lennon will remain in charge of struggling Championship outfit Bolton after the club concluded their internal investigation into allegations made in a newspaper article.

Wanderers announced on Sunday that they would look into a report about Lennon's private life that appeared in the Sunday Mirror.

Yesterday they confirmed that, having concluded the internal investigation, Lennon would remain in his post at the Macron Stadium.

Irish Independent

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