Peter Odemwingie says he will learn from his mistakes after seeing red in West Brom's first defeat of the season.
The Nigerian striker was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Fulham's Sascha Riether in the first half after the Baggies had fallen behind at Craven Cottage.
The 31-year-old fronted up to the media after the game to air his regrets over the dismissal, which struck a sour note in what had been a good start to Steve Clarke's tenure as West Brom manager.
"It made things harder for my team. One man advantage is a big advantage," rued the former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow man.
"Hopefully when I come back playing I will compensate my team with some good actions and contributions to the next win.
"As a team we need to bounce back. We are a united group and I had encouragement from my team-mates to forget about it. I will be more worried if it happened more often than one or two times in my career."
Odemwingie will now serve a three-match ban but is keen to keep his cool when he does return to action.
"It is something I will learn and hopefully it won't repeat itself and next time I play in an important game for the club, I hope I remember this even if someone provokes me or not," he said.
"I'll try to keep my cool and not react. I feel it was too harsh. I didn't lead with my studs, I just wanted to foul because I felt there was a foul against me that wasn't noticed when I wasn't far from the linesman.
"That moment happens, it doesn't happen often, but for some reason I lost my temper and I regret it. Now I'm thinking about bouncing back for my team."