Sky Sports report details how senior Everton player could miss two games ahead of Leicester clash
By Amir Mir
Gareth Barry could be suspended for two games if he picks up a yellow card for Everton’s Premier League clash against Leicester City at the weekend.
Sky Sports report that the club’s senior player, who has picked up nine yellow cards during his campaign, needs to stay out of the referee’s book on Sunday before the slate is wiped clean.
Ten yellow cards during the Premier League season automatically results in a two-game suspension for a player.
After this weekend’s fixture, anyone receiving their tenth booking of the season, will not be banned because the cut-off point is this Sunday.
However, the report does state that anyone picking up their 15th yellow card from now till the end of the campaign will be banned.
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Midfielder Barry, who has picked up three yellow cards in his last four league matches, will be hoping to avoid any suspensions.
The 36-year-old has played 27 league matches for Ronald Koeman’s Europa League chasing side this season.
During that time, he has found the back of the net on two occasions added with his one and only assist which came against Watford in December.
Other players who will be looking to avoid getting their name put into the referee’s book for the weekend are, Marko Arnautovic, Joe Allen, Leroy Fer, Mark Noble and Sam Clucas to name a few.
In other Everton news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Toffees clash against Leicester City at the weekend.