JAMES Tarkowski will miss Burnley's next three games after he was suspended following a Football Association charge for violent conduct.

The centre back was charged on Monday following a clash with Brighton striker Glenn Murray at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday.

Tarkowski appeared to elbow Murray in the ribs in the first half, with the incident not spotted by the match officials but picked up on camera.

While Tarkowski accepted the charge Burnley argued that a three-game would have been excessive. It is understood the Clarets cited Murray's behaviour in winding Tarkowski up as a mitigating factor, as well as previous cases where bans have been reduced or players weren't even charged.

However the claim was rejected by an Independent Regulatory Commission.

Tarkowski will miss the games against Tottenham, Manchester United and Huddersfield.