ANDY PROCTER admitted he was gutted after being sent off in the final minute of Accrington Stanley's loss to Darlington on Tuesday.
The young midfielder raised his arm after a tackle from the Quakers captain Clark Keltie and the referee had no hesistation in showing him a red card.
He will now face a three game ban, starting tomorrow (Sat) at Barnet.
"I am gutted, annoyed, frustrated," said Procter, who spent all of last season on the sidelines with a knee injury but has won his place in Stanley's two League games so far. "It has taken the shine off getting back into the team and it was stupid.
"I had won the free kick from a tackle and he ran into the back of me. It was sheer frustration and I turned round and flicked an arm at him. There are no excuses, I was stupid and it is awful.
"I thought I had done okay in the two games so far and it was a nice surprise to start at Chester as I hadn't played a full 90 minutes in pre-season. I really wanted to take my chance."
Procter, who boss John Coleman hailed as "magnificent" on Tuesday, says he has been feeling no effects of the injury which kept his out of action for so long.
"I don't really feel it now. I don't worry about it going into tackles or anything. I can't really afford to as tackling is a big part of my game as I am no Gary Roberts with step overs and things!
"Now I hope the side can win some games without me - we just need that first win - and that I can get back into the team. I am so disappointed with myself."