Harlee Dean believes that the entire Brentford squad have improved as the season has progressed.
The Bees skipper has been booked on 11 occasions and he has been working on biting his lip when dealing with referees.
Many fans believe the defender is their player of the season and, while Dean is flattered with the praise, he preferred to focus on the team performance rather than his own.
He said: “I think everyone has improved as the season has gone on. I've learnt to curb my enthusiasm towards referees.
“I've got far too many yellow cards for my liking. I've learnt to channel the anger and frustration in other ways.
“I'm concentrating on playing well. I think I have been but a lot of the team have played well.
“We should be higher up but we've not had the rub of the green a lot of the team. There's been good performances from a lot of the team.”
Brentford face Bristol City on Saturday and Dean is looking to avoid the mixed feelings he had after the 5-3 win over Burton.
He added: “I was sort of disappointed in the performance. I know we came back and it was a great result but we shouldn't be 3-1 down at Burton, no disrespect to them.
“It was a really bad first half and not the level I expect from the team and I imagine the manager would say the same thing. I was frustrated and, although we got the win, we should have been clear and out of sight.”