Guthrie tells Reading FC he's sorry and he loves the clubBy Jonny Fordham
December 12, 2012
Danny Guthrie has said sorry to Reading fans for refusing to travel to Sunderland on Tuesday night.
The former Newcastle United man has since been fined two weeks’ wages by the club.
Manager Brian McDermott was left with a thread-bare squad at the Stadium of Light and the midfielder claimed he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play.
Royals lost the game 3-0 and Guthrie’s absence has angered fans who feel let down by a player who is one of the top earners at Madejski Stadium.
Speaking to the Post Guthrie said: “I hold my hands up and apologise. 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.”
Guthrie says his focus is now on facing Arsenal on Monday night at Madejski Stadium.
The 25-year-old is fully fit and has been training for the past two weeks after being sidelined with a thigh injury.
As reported by the Post earlier in the season, Guthrie has also had a falling out with McDermott since his arrival in Berkshire.
But he insists he has no intentions to leave the club, despite playing just six games so far this season.
He added: “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.”