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Baggies duo handed bans

22 December 2015

McClean and Rondon to miss festive schedule

ALBION duo James McClean and Salomon Rondon have both been handed three-match suspensions.

McClean was given his marching orders for serious foul play in the 34th minute of Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat against Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.

Rondon was also dismissed deep into injury time for violent conduct. Albion have not appealed either dismissal.

The pair will now miss the forthcoming games against Swansea (December 26), Newcastle (December 28) and Stoke (January 2).

Speaking post-match, head coach Tony Pulis said: "McClean's challenge is a poor challenge and if he (Mike Dean, referee) decides to send him off then you can't argue with it. But the tackle before that, Adam Smith's tackle on him, Mike not far away from it and he doesn't give a free-kick, I think that was still in McClean's mind.

"I'm not condoning the challenge, it was a very, very poor challenge. But if Mike Dean gives the first free-kick then that doesn't even happen.

"Salomon's reaction wasn't good. That's the first time we've seen that from Salomon, his frustration boiled over and that shouldn't happen."

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