Peterborough forward Lee Tomlin has apologised for getting himself sent off during the home defeat to Leeds on Saturday.

Tomlin left Posh to battle with 10 men for the majority of the game after he received a red card for hacking down Andy Keogh in the 37th minute. 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.

Tomlin said via a statement on the club's official website: "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."

He added: "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 npower Championship matches at Watford and Southampton as well as the home game against Derby.