Repka Apologises To Hammers

WEST Ham United defender Tomas Repka has apologised to manager Alan Pardew, his team-mates and Club Directors for the incident that resulted in him being sent off against Preston on Saturday.

More importantly, he now wishes to offer his sincere apologies to Hammers supporters.

"I apologise to all our fans for my behaviour during the match against Preston," said Tomas. "I will do my best to repay our supporters faith in me when I have served my three-match suspension and promise to do my best to help the team in its bid for promotion."

Alan Pardew acted swiftly to discipline the Czech player.

He said: "In light of the incident on Saturday I've fined Tomas the maximum two weeks wages and warned him of his future conduct.

"The red card was a great shame because Tomas has had a vastly improved disciplinary record this season.

"However, I cannot afford to condone this type of behaviour and will not tolerate it in the future. I've made this very clear to Tomas and he has accepted the punishment.

"We now have to put this incident behind us and concentrate on preparing for a tough game at Reading on Saturday."