St Mirren's Esmael Goncalves accepts two-match ban

Esmael Goncalves

St Mirren forward Esmael Goncalves has accepted a two match ban for diving during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Celtic.

The Portuguese was cited for beaching disciplinary rule 202, causing a match official to make an incorrect decision by committing an act of simulation.

Ref Bobby Madden judged that Goncalves had been tripped by Emilio Izaguirre, but TV pictures cast doubt on the call.

His two-match ban means he misses Saturday's trip to Motherwell and St Mirren's first match post-split.