Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady has been banned for six games after being sent off while playing for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League.

The 27-year-old was dismissed after reacting angrily to a challenge.

It was then reported that he made an offensive gesture and swore at opposition fans, and was later accused of causing damage to a dressing room door.

McGeady had give Spartak the lead in the game but they went on to lose 2-1 against Mordovia Saransk last weekend. 

The Russian Football Union banned the former Celtic player for four games for the red card and two more for his actions afterwards, meaning he will miss the final three games of this season as the Moscow club battle for Europa League qualification.

The suspension means McGeady, who has 57 Ireland caps, may have played his last game for the club amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni will name his squad for the upcoming series of internationals on Monday and McGeady is expected to be in the panel.