Paul Gallagher: Preston midfielder given three-match ban

Paul Gallagher playing for Preston
Paul Gallagher (left) played 83 minutes of Preston's 2-2 draw with Stoke before being substituted

Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher has received a three-match ban for a clash with Stoke City's Joe Allen on Saturday.

The challenge had not been seen by the match officials, but the 34-year-old has since accepted an FA charge of violent conduct.

Gallagher scored a penalty moments after the incident in the 2-2 draw.

The midfielder will now miss Preston's league fixtures with Norwich and Derby, plus the EFL Cup tie at Leeds.