Guthrie backed by boss
Reading boss Brian McDermott has forgiven Danny Guthrie for his twitter outburst and says the midfielder is still in his plans.
Guthrie took to twitter to vent his frustration after he was left out of the Royals starting eleven that drew 2-2 with his former club Newcastle at the weekend. The midfielder questioned Reading's style of play and suggested he was struggling to adapt to the club's 'direct approach', comments that did not go down well with McDermott. However the duo have held clear-the-air talks and McDermott says he has no regrets about bringing the player to the Madejski Stadium. "He apologised for putting that on Twitter about the team, because that's not what we're really about," he explained. "When I signed Danny I signed him because he can pass, score and I want him to get better. When I sign a player, my philosophy is that I want them to succeed. I've played for managers who I'm sure wanted people to fail. "I want Danny to score goals and make goals and I think from his point of view he saw that game against Newcastle and it clicked to what we are about. "He mentioned the word direct, but what is direct? We play with a tempo, we like to pass, we play through midfield, if it's on we will knock it over the top, but we play with a certain tempo and pace. "We have winger's that can run, striker's that work their socks off and midfielders who shut down and a back four that gets up the pitch."