Defiant Danny Guthrie In Trouble Again At Reading

We keep seeing bad news about Danny Guthrie and the relationship with his new manager Brian McDermott, and the former Newcastle central midfielder hasn’t played too much for Reading this season, with just 6 appearances and one goal.

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Danny Guthrie – refused to travel to Sunderland

But it’s Danny’s attitude which seems to be causing him problems at Reading, and we never saw Danny be a problem on Tyneside, although Alan Pardew once whispered that Danny would go in a huff if things were not going his way, and he was not in the team.

And the latest of his problems with McDermott happened on Tuesday night, when he refused to play for Reading, and they were beaten 3-0 by the Black Cats in what was a crucial game for both sides, and moved Sunderland up from 3rd bottom to just one point behind Newcastle.

Brian McDermott confirmed after the defeat at the Stadium of Light the 25-year-old refused to join up with the squad.

What is Danny thinking. 🙁

The former Liverpool player has been fined two weeks wages, and we cannot imagine he’s made himself too popular in the Reading dressing room, but he has apologized for his wayward ways, and he had this to say in the Reading Post:

“I hold my hands up and apologize. It’s something that we will deal with internally,” “There’s no problem with anyone. I have my reasons for what happened, it shouldn’t have happened, but it did. My head just wasn’t right.”

“I love being at this club – I just want to play football.”  “I’ve never had problems anywhere I have been, and I just want to get back to playing football.”  “This is a very rare situation for me.”

Danny – who was married in the summer – will have to sort himself out, because these kinds of stupid actions will do him no good at all in football, especially when his team are struggling to survive this season in the Premier League – the team has to come first.

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