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Former Newcastle Midfielder Denies Rift – Will Fight For Place

9:09 am, Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Danny Guthrie has denied there has been another bust-up with Reading manager Brian McDermott, and he says he’s very willing to buckle down and fight for his place at Reading.

Danny Guthrie – ready to buckle down

Danny got upset with the Reading manager a few weeks ago when he was left out of the side, and he said some things on Twitter that he probably now regrets.

But it seems he’s very willing to fight for his place at Reading and he had this to say today:s left out of the team that drew 3-3 with Fulham before talk of a training ground spat with his manager followed over the weekend.

“I spoke to the manager and he had his reasons for not picking me and that remains between us. There was no bust-up.” “It’s frustrating for me because I want to help this team.”

“Not having that win has made it harder, but I know the first one of the season is just around the corner.” “I understand that some games I might have to play out of position.”

“My best position remains in central midfield and that’s where I played my best football for Newcastle United last season.” “It’s a given that I just have to get on with it and work hard in training for now and make sure “

“I’m ready and fully prepared when I’m needed.” “I feel that I have a lot of experience in this league.” “I’ve played in the Premier League for most of my career and know how to win games.”

We can imagine why Danny feels frustrated when he’s left out of the team for Premier League games, because he’s played a lot of games in the world’s top football league, which cannot be said for too many of the Reading players.

In our article yesterday we said that “Danny will now have to buckle down and concentrate on playing football and training hard.”

It’s good that he obviously read the article, and has taken our advice – he’s a smart lad is Danny. :D

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jodemode // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    I wish we didnt sell him.

  • 2 lloydie780 // Oct 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    We didn’t – he walked.

  • 3 9 // Oct 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Still haven’t figured out what he did wrong with us last year; I accept it was not related to his footballing ability, so I would just like to know what it was all about? Any clues?




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