Portadown Football Club have been informed this morning that our appeal against Paul McElroy’s red card against Glentoran and subsequent violent conduct charge has been rejected by the IFA Disciplinary Committee.

McElroy, 28, will now serve a 3 match ban as a result and misses the games against Ballymena United, Newry City AFC & Carrick Rangers.

Portadown FC would like to express our disappointment at this decision but have no choice but to accept the verdict and move on to what is a crucial post split fixture calendar. There is no doubt the management and team have been working hard to prepare for this run of fixtures and we look forward to seeing our supporters rally behind them to cheer them on from the first whistle.