Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker has decided to accept his punishment and not appeal against the red card he received in Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at home to Fulham last Saturday.

The 24-year-old summer signing from Chelsea was dismissed in the closing stage of the game after incurring a second yellow card for a foul on Claus Jensen.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he explained that, although he felt hard done by, he wishes to forget about the incident and concentrate on the season ahead.

“I was disappointed with the two bookings because they (the two incidents for which he was booked) were nothing things really,” said Parker.

“But refs are beginning to clamp down and I got unlucky on Saturday….(but) I just want to help the club turn a corner now”