James McClean has been suspended by Stoke for an alleged violation of Covid-19 regulations, namely training in a private gym.
McClean will not be involved in Saturday’s league game against Blackburn as the club await the outcome of an internal investigation.
“Stoke City can confirm that James McClean has been suspended with immediate effect pending a disciplinary hearing for an alleged violation of COVID-19 regulations, namely training in a private gym,” the club said in a statement.
“Due to the suspension, McClean will not be available for selection for Saturday’s game against the Blackburn Rovers.”
McClean has played 16 league games for Stoke this season, with Stoke in eighth place in the league standings.