UK time is: 05:04:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Guthrie's Royals future in major doubt

It is unlikely we will see Danny Guthrie in a Reading shirt again, after he refused to play in yesterdays loss to Sunderland.

The 25-year old joined the club in the summer and had a decent start to his spell in a Royals shirt, but has not played since the 20th October against Liverpool. Guthrie tweeted that he was looking forward to the next game a few days ago, but when quizzed about his omission, Brian said he refused to travel with the squad.

Speaking to BBC Radio Berkshire, McDermott said: 'Danny decided his head was not right to travel. You'll have to ask him why that is. It's not helpful as we need our players going in the right direction. Danny was definitely going to be involved. This is not a conversation for now. I will have to see where we are in the week and wait and see.'

'He texted me to apologise later that night, it is an unfortunate situation to say the least. The most important thing to me is the group and the spirit and that will never change. The individual's ego has to go out of the window. That's why we've been successful over the past few years. That's why we've done so well over the past three years.'


There is no doubt Guthrie has been treated badly by McDermott over the past couple of months, but refusing to play as 'his head isn't right' is a load of rubbish. If this is true, I don't really want to see him in a Reading shirt again and you can rip up his contract too, surely being viable for a sackable offence.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 12 2012

Time: 4:00PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Player Ratings - Watford (H) (Monday December 22 2014)

Royals boss reflects on first game (Sunday December 21 2014)

Clarke appoints number two (Sunday December 21 2014)

Clarke reign starts with home defeat (Sunday December 21 2014)

Reading 0 - 1 Watford (Saturday December 20 2014)

Key man watch: Troy Deeney (Saturday December 20 2014)

Watford (H) Match Preview (Friday December 19 2014)

Team news: Reading vs Watford (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Reading 0 - 1 Watford
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 1 - 2 Reading
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sheff Wed 22 6 10 6 -5 28
15. Birmingham 22 7 7 8 -8 28
16. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25
17. Reading 22 7 4 11 -11 25
18. Leeds Utd 22 6 6 10 -7 24
19. Rotherham 22 5 9 8 -9 24
20. Huddersfield 22 6 6 10 -12 24

Breaking League News

Pudil & Abdi Praise the Fans
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:25:00
Jokanovic - We Played Like A Team
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:16:00
Holloway On Penalty & January Plans
Millwall : 22/12/2014 22:03:00
Holloway Remains Positive
Millwall : 22/12/2014 21:56:00
Watt About Our New Striker?
Charlton : 22/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 47%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 14%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 39%