Antonee Robinson is raring to go on his return to the Fulham side – after serving his three-match suspension having been sent off against Chelsea.

The American international admitted his spell on the sidelines had been frustrating and that his immediate reaction to his red card in the narrow derby defeat was that it was harsh. The left back told FFCTV:

I’ve obviously missed playing so much. It hurts not being able to help the lads out, but thankfully my suspension’s over and I can get back out there. I feel ready to go straight back in if I’m needed. Hopefully, that is the case and I can get straight back involved and try and help the team to get more points. The rest has been good for me.

I thought it was harsh at the time, but it is more just the shock because I’ve never been sent off in my whole life playing football. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen red. I was just shocked. I didn’t think it was that hard a tackle to be getting a red for it, but I’ve just got to learn and move on.

Robinson believes Fulham were unlucky not to pick up more points in the two league games that he missed but is hopeful of a stronger second half of the season.

I think it was unfortunate. I don’t think we played the best that we could play, but hopefully going forward, now that we’ve played everyone in the league, it should help with confidence, we know we can do well and now we know we have to get results.

The former Wigan defender believes Fulham are well placed to take on West Brom on Saturday in another crucial clash.

I’m sure they’ll be set up a lot differently. I’m pretty sure the gaffer will be really going through how we’re going to go against them. He’s analysed them well, so I think we have to focus on our game and how we’re going to break them down. I’ve got full faith in the team. The coaching staff here are really good at highlighting opposition strengths and weaknesses and tinkering with how we’re going to play to exploit that, but I feel like we’ve got the players and the togetherness and the fight to go and try get points and we’ve got to put it into play now.

He is echoing manager Scott Parker’s mantra about concentrating on each individual match and believes that if Fulham can continue their improved performances then vital points can follow.

I definitely think it is one game at a time. Obviously, we’re aware that we’re playing against a team who are below us in the table so it would be nice to get three points and get that cushion but overall there’s however many games left in the season now so we’re not to going down if we lose this game, we’re not going to stay up if we win this game – we’ve just got to focus on trying to put the points together and trying to win games.