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Goodwin falls foul of the Scottish FA over United clash

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The Scottish FA have ‘offered’ St.Mirren captain Jim Goodwin a two-match ban by the governing body’s disciplinary tribunal for hitting Dundee United midfielder with a forearm smash.

The clash occurred during the Boxing Day match between St.Mirren and Dundee United in Paisley.

St.Mirren have until New Years Eve at 3pm to challenge or accept the ‘offer’. If they challenge the tribunal’s notice of complaint then a hearing will take place on the 3rd January.

If Goodwin and St.Mirren accept the two match ban, then the Buddies skipper will miss the Paisley side’s games against Kilmarnock and Celtic.

Meanwhile St.Johnstone’s Paddy Cregg will serve a two match ban following the Scottish FA disciplinary tribunal rejecting his claim of wrongful dismissal in the Perth Saints game against Hibernian.

The midfielder was shown a red card for a challenge on Hibernian’s Paul Cairney by referee Alan Muir, less than a minute after coming onto the field in place on Murray Davidson.

The Irishman will now miss St.Johnstone’s games against Motherwell and Ross County.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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