James McClean hit with long ban for reckless foul against Bournemouth

Ireland winger to miss West Brom's Christmas fixtures

James McClean, West Brom

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James McClean has been banned for three games for his tackle against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Ireland winger was in action for West Brom when he was sent off for his challenge on Adam Smith.

His Baggies manager Tony Pulis described the tackle as "reckless" after the match.

He will now miss matches against Swansea, Newcastle and Stoke between now and early January.