Sheffield Wednesday star insists he has learned from 'silly' error of judgement
Actions have consequences...as Dominic Iorfa knows only too well.
The big Owls defender will sit-out Wednesday's Championship curtain-raiser against Reading and their home opener versus Barnsley next month.
Iorfa has still to complete a three-match suspension following his straight red card in Wednesday's pulsating 3-3 draw at Preston North End in the penultimate fixture of the 2018/19 campaign.
The 24-year-old, who can be deployed at right-back or centre-half, was given his marching orders at Deepdale following a rash, reckless challenge on Darnell Fisher. Consequently, Iorfa missed their final-day defeat to Queens Park Rangers.
Reflecting on his ban, Iorfa told The Star: "I was hoping it would be a league and a cup game that I would miss at the start of the season but I'm going to miss two league games, which is disappointing.
"At the end of the day, it was a silly tackle so I have got to suffer the consequences.
"It was a mistimed tackle and my first red card like that but it is something I have learned from and I know not to do it again.
"My focus is on having a good pre-season, showing what I am about and performing well in the games.
"I am going to keep working hard and look to take my opportunity when it comes.
"If it is a case of when I'm available and the team are flying and I can't get in, then so be it. I will just have to keep being patient and wait for my chance."
Iorfa made a big impact after joining the Owls for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £200,000, from Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers on January deadline-day. He featured prominently, appearing 12 times and chipping in with three goals as Wednesday secured a top-half finish.
"I was happy with how things went last year," he said. "I came here because I needed a fresh start.
"It was good to play games again and now I am looking to get a full season under my belt."
On the team's prospects, Iorfa said: "We are looking to kick on from last year when we finished the season strongly. Hopefully we can hit the ground running."