Brian McDermott denies bust-up with Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie
Monday 29 October 2012
Reading boss Brian McDermott today denied reports of a bust-up with Danny Guthrie after dropping the midfielder for the 3-3 draw with Fulham.
McDermott rubbished suggestions Guthrie had been told to stay away from the club's training ground following his reaction to being left out ahead of Saturday's clash at the Madejski Stadium.
The Royals manager confirmed he and Guthrie had spoken about the 25-year-old's exclusion from the squad but insisted there were no heated words exchanged.
McDermott said this morning: "There's no bust-up. He wasn't selected to play for the game.
"So, I don't know where the reports are coming from. Danny was training yesterday."
Insisting he also expected Guthrie to train today, he added: "I try to have a conversation with the players that are not involved and I did have a conversation with him."
Asked if Guthrie, who joined Reading from Newcastle this summer, had been upset by his axing, McDermott said: "Listen, if players are not in the side at this football club, they support the players that are in the side - that's what's got to happen.
"You get paid to play when you're selected.
"And when you're not selected, support the players that are playing.
"That's what we've had over a long, long period of time.
"That's the culture of this football club."
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