LEE FOWLER has no plans to alter his aggressive style of play.
The 21-year-old midfielder starts a three-match ban today after the third sending-off of his Town career at Swindon in midweek.
Fowler was "gutted" to receive a red card which will keep him out of action until Town travel to Bournemouth on December 28, but he doesn't feel he can alter his approach to Coca-Cola League I combat.
"Maybe I should try and calm down a bit, but I can't take the aggression out of my game," said Fowler, who has impressed for Wales Under 21s this season while trying to establish himself at the Galpharm.
"It was a bit of a rash challenge, especially with only a few minutes to go, but I want to win and my game is aggressive.
"It's the same with battling for a place in the side. We have a great team spirit here, but there are no friends when it comes to chances in the first team.
"I want to play and to do well and, no disrespect to the Reserves, but I find it too easy sometimes at that level.
"I need the challenge of first-team football, so I'll just keep working hard through this suspension and hope there's another chance as soon as possible.
"I don't think I'll lose any fitness because I'm certain the gaffer will run me into the ground for my silly mistake!"
Fowler, in fact, has played only one full 90 minutes in the League this season, the 2-1 defeat at Doncaster in August, while two of his five starts have been in the LDV Vans Trophy competition.
It's not the season the penalty shoot-out hero from the Cardiff final was planning, but he's hoping for a happy ending.
"We've got a young, talented squad and I've no doubt we can go further," he said.
"Like last season, I'm sure we can push on over Christmas."
In addition to today's match with Oldham, Fowler will sit out next Saturday's massive Galpharm derby against Bradford, which kicks off at noon, and the Boxing Day home clash with Port Vale.
* Last night, David Healy scored a last-gasp penalty to earn Leeds United a 1-1 draw against West Ham at Upton Park.
The point left Leeds 18th in the Championship standings before today's fixtures, but manager Kevin Blackwell praised their character, adding "we looked a very good side isn the first half and deserved a bit of good fortune."
Luke Chadwick put West Ham ahead in the second half.