Alan Pardew on his discussions with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Dwight Gayle was sent off for Crystal Palace in their 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.

Alan Pardew has admitted, at a press conference covered by the club's official Twitter account, that he has held discussions with Dwight Gayle, after the Crystal Palace striker was sent off in their most recent fixture against West Ham United.

Gayle received two cheap bookings against the Hammers, and his dismissal ended up costing the side, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat.

The 25-year-old was clearly distraught as he was sent from the field, but Pardew has stressed to the striker that a similar incident simply cannot occur again. 

Gayle's suspension has come at a poor time for him, as he appeared to be breaking into Pardew's starting line-up.

Palace had rotated their front-man throughout the season, but Gayle was selected for three Premier League matches in a row, prior to his red card.

Although he didn't score in those games, Gayle had still looked promising, and he won a penalty for Palace against West Ham before he was sent from the field.

With Pardew having to name a new striker for Palace's game against Leicester City this weekend, Gayle now faces a fight to win his place back, and he will be determined to ensure that his disciplinary record is better when he does return to the team. 

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