Stoke City's James McClean will miss his side's Championship clash with Blackburn Rovers on Saturday after an alleged breach of Covid-19 guidelines. 

McClean posted a video to Instagram, which showed the Republic of Ireland international boxing with a trainer in a gym.

England's current lockdown rules prohibit visits to private gyms as they aren't regarded as providing an essential service.

A statement on the official Potters website read: "Stoke City can confirm that James McClean has been suspended with immediate effect pending a disciplinary hearing into an alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations, namely training in a private gym.

"As a result of the suspension, McClean will not be available for selection for Saturday's game against Blackburn Rovers."