Swansea City's Kevin McLeod believes he has been harshly treated after being placed on the transfer list.
McLeod wants another chance to prove himself at Swansea
Swans manager Kenny Jackett has accused the midfielder of "not showing enough application", but McLeod says he is being punished for going out drinking.
"I was out on Saturday night because I was injured. I shouldn't go out full stop, but I've had a lot of things on my mind," McLeod told the Western Mail.
"It feels like the gaffer is using me as an example. I think that's wrong."
McLeod is currently out with a hamstring injury, which made him unavailable for last Sunday's League One match with Walsall.
But Jackett has nonetheless made it clear that McLeod's behaviour was unacceptable, and suggested that Saturday's episode was not an isolated incident.
"There's no particular thing Kevin has been transfer listed for - he's not been in any kind of trouble and he's not facing any kind of internal discipline," said Jackett.
"He's being placed on the transfer list for a build up of things over a period of time.
"Kevin has a lot of ability, but he hasn't shown enough application of late. His application to the job comes and goes. It is not consistent enough."
McLeod, 25, joined Swansea from QPR in February last year and has scored seven times in 28 League games this season.
He is under contract until June, 2008.