Mulumbu vows to clean up his act

Published Dec. 17, 2010 7:15 a.m. ET

The Baggies midfielder has already been given his marching orders twice during the current campaign against Manchester City and Everton. Albion head coach Roberto Di Matteo has already told Mulumbu to clean up his act and left him out of the starting line-up last weekend against Aston Villa following his ban. Mulumbu is determined to take his advice on board and hopes to be involved at the Hawthorns against Mick McCarthy's side. He said: "I spoke to the gaffer about how important it is for me to stay on the pitch. "I've been sent off twice now so I have to learn from that, learn from that experience. "I was very disappointed with my suspension and to miss the derby against Villa. "But it was the right decision for the gaffer to leave me out as we had beaten Newcastle in the previous game." Mulumbu added: "I am still young and taking things on board. Now I hope I can get back into the side and I have been training hard. "It's a big season for me in the Premier League."