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Everton discipline Van der Meyde

Everton FC have suspended and fined Dutch winger Andy van der Meyde due to a breach of club discipline and his future at Goodison Park remains unclear.

Everton FC have suspended Dutch winger Andy van der Meyde due to a breach of club discipline.

Week-long suspension
The 27-year-old, who has been capped 18 times by the Netherlands, was dropped for Tuesday's Premier League fixture at Tottenham Hotspur FC and has been left out of the squad to face Reading FC tomorrow. A statement on Everton's website read: "Van der Meyde has been disciplined following his non-appearance at training on the Sunday following the opening day success against Wigan Athletic [FC] at Goodison Park. He has subsequently been suspended for a week by the manager and he has been handed the maximum fine possible."

Future unclear
Manager David Moyes said: "Andy has had numerous warnings about this type of thing and we won't tolerate it any longer. I will make a decision regarding the player's future next week." Everton enter the UEFA Cup in the first round on 20 September.