Duo to be disciplined by Magpies
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says the club will discipline Leon Best and Stephen Ireland for visiting a city nightclub the evening before a game.
Best and Ireland issued a joint apology on Monday after a photograph of the pair and reserve team player Stephen Folan was published on the Tup Tup Palace club's website following a visit on Friday.
"All I want to say on that is that as Leon Best has travelled with Ireland, we've not faced each other yet," said Pardew, quoted in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. "There will be discipline involved, for sure, but I want to see all three together in my office before I say anything more."
The Magpies had a Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke on Saturday, and although Best and Ireland were not due to travel to the Britannia Stadium, they were nevertheless in breach of a club rule.
Best missed the 4-0 defeat against the Potters due to an ankle injury but joined up with the Ireland squad in Dublin this week ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Macedonia and the friendly clash with Uruguay.