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St.Mirren accepts three match ban for Jim Goodwin violent conduct

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Jags and Buddies share the spoils.  © Phil McCloy

St.Mirren have accepted the’offer’ of three match ban for violent conduct by defender Jim Goodwin.

The 32-year-old, who is getting a bit of a reputation for rough house tactics, was charged by the Scottish FA for elbowing Dundee United youngster Aidan Connolly in the face during last weekend’s 3-1 defeat to Jackie McNamara’s side.

In a statement published on the official St.Mirren website, the club said they were ‘disappointed’ with Goodwin’s conduct and have taken disciplinary action against him.

It read: “The Board met with Jim Goodwin today. Jim and the Club have accepted the offer of a fixed penalty from the Scottish FA.

“The Club are disappointed in Jim’s conduct given that this is not the first time he has been guilty of an offence of this nature.

“The Club have taken internal disciplinary action, which the player has accepted. Neither the Club or the player will be making any further comment on this matter.”

With just three points above the drop zone, St.Mirren will have to do without Goodwin for the games at home to Partick Thistle, away to Hamilton Accies and home to Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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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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