This is a joint statement issued by Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle in relation to the incident that led to their sending off at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
“We apologise wholeheartedly for our actions at Hillsborough.
“Our behaviour was not acceptable in any walk of life, let alone on a football pitch.
“We let down the management, our team-mates and most importantly the supporters, who had spent a lot of money to support the team.
“We accept the punishment given to us by the club and The FA and fully support the club’s decision to refund the ticket costs to the supporters.
“We have apologised to the manager, the staff and our team-mates and hope that the supporters accept our total remorse for the incident.
“It is our intention to now put this behind us and to give our all for the benefit of Preston North End going forward.”
Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle