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Preston Manager Slams Behaviour Of Irish Striker Eoin Doyle And Jermaine Beckford

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Preston manager Simon Grayson has called the behaviour of Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford in the final moments of his side's loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday as 'embarrassing'.

The teammates were both sent off after coming to blows as Preston sought an equaliser at Hillsborough.


The altercation was sparked when Beckford became angry over what he felt was an incorrect choice of pass by Doyle. The Irish striker passed to Marnick Vermijl rather than playing Beckford through on goal.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Grayson said that both players will be reprimanded by the club.

In 30 years a player and manager I have never seen an incident like that between two team-mates. I thought I had seen everything at the game I went to on Friday night, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle, where there were two missed penalties and two sendings-off. But it was an embarrassment, those two players were embarrassing.

It came from an incident when we broke and there was a disagreement between the two of them about whether it was the right pass to play Marnick Vermijl in. Then it was absolutely childish behaviour from the pair of them and that has cost us potentially a point from the game, even three points. At 2-1, 11 v 10 it looked like we were going to get something out of the game.

Those two should be embarrassed, they have let down their team-mates and the fans. Our supporters have paid £33 to watch this game which is probably a little bit embarrassing too with it being so expensive. They have let a lot of people down. We will look at the referee's report and see what he says. Whatever it says, those two players will be reprimanded by us regardless. They now face three-match bans

Beckford and Doyle fight



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