Tomlin sorry for red card

Posh striker accepts three-match ban for challenge on Keogh

Lee Tomlin: Peterborough striker has apologised after being sent off in the home defeat by Leeds

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Peterborough United striker Lee Tomlin has apologised for his red card against Leeds United and will accept his three-match suspension.

Tomlin was dismissed during the first half of Peterborough's 3-2 home defeat by Leeds on Saturday following a challenge on Andy Keogh.

The 22-year-old says he committed the offence through annoyance at referee Keith Stroud delaying George Boyd's return to the pitch.

Boyd had been ordered off to change a blood-stained sock and stood on the touchline waiting for permission to come back on when Tomlin hacked down Keogh.

"I apologised to my team-mates following the final whistle on Saturday and I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the supporters, management and board for the tackle that led to my dismissal," Tomlin said via a statement on the club's official website.

"The supporters have been first class since I arrived at the club and were fantastic on Saturday.

"I will work hard in training while I am unavailable for selection and do everything I can to try and get back into the starting line-up when I am free from suspension."

Tomlin can expect a three-match ban from the Football Association, meaning he will miss the Championship matches at Watford and Southampton as well as the home game against Derby.