Goodwin accepts punishment
Saints midfielder will now miss the next three games
Last Updated: December 20, 2011 7:03pm
Jim Goodwin: St Mirren midfielder has accepted punishment and is now banned for three games
St Mirren midfielder Jim Goodwin will now miss the club's next three games after accepting a two-match ban from the Scottish Football Association.
Goodwin was issued with a notice of complaint by the SFA's compliance officer following an altercation with Motherwell's Steve Jennings during Saturday's SPL game.
Television pictures appeared to show a punch from Goodwin into the stomach of Jennings following a foul by the English midfielder, who was also issued with a notice of complaint for his own part in the incident.
The Saints player has opted to accept the punishment, while a yellow card issued at the weekend has sent him through the disciplinary threshold, meaning he misses a further match.
A statement on the club's official website read: "The SFA compliance officer reported this afternoon on the incident at Fir Park on Saturday in relation to Jim Goodwin.
"The offer of a two-match suspension will be accepted and not appealed.
"Jim Goodwin accepts that he has let the club, his team-mates and the supporters down by his actions and is annoyed that he reacted unprofessionally in this incident which has soured an excellent attacking game of football.
"Jim will now miss the next three SPL matches which are against Rangers, Dundee United and Kilmarnock.
"This reflects his two-match ban for the incident at Fir Park on Saturday and an additional one-match ban for the booking he also picked up in the match that has taken him up to the six yellow cards mark which constitutes the one-match ban."