LIONEL Ainsworth has apologised after his public snub in Brentford's draw with Yeovil at the weekend.
The on-loan Huddersfield Town winger stormed off down the tunnel after being subbed in the second-half of his first start for the Bees, with boss Andy Scott insisting he'll never play for the first team again at Griffin Park.
But Ainsworth played 90 minutes for the reserves in this afternoon's 5-2 thumping of Gillingham, and will apologise to Scott and the rest of his team-mates at training tomorrow morning.
He said: "I'll be apologising to Andy Scott and my team-mates.
"I wanted to play on, and didn't feel I was having a bad game, but I took my frustration out in the wrong way.
"It's poor from myself, and I want to apologise to the fans as well for my behaviour."
Scott insists Ainsworth won't play in Saturday's trip to Swindon - even if Brentford are down to the bare bones.
But the 22-year-old hopes his apology will earn a reprieve from the Bees boss.
"That's football," he said. "I want to play, but if I'm not involved then I'm not involved, and that's the consequence of my actions."
The midfielder's fitness was also questioned by Scott in the post-match press conference, and Ainsworth admits all his time on the sidelines has left him short of sharpness.
"It wasn't the best when I came here, but after two or three weeks I felt I was ready to go," he added.
"Lewis Grabban was playing well to keep me out of the side, and you only get that match fitness from playing games.
"I felt good on Saturday, but maybe I was lacking that little bit of sharpness in first-team games."