Reading midfielder apologises to boss for Twitter rant

Danny Guthrie has made an apology to manager Brian McDermott for an outburst on Twitter after not playing in Reading‘s draw against Newcastle.

Guthrie was not given the opportunity to face his former team in the Premier League match on Saturday, which ended 2-2, and decided to vent his frustrations on the social networking site, where he has 132,000 followers.

He tweeted: “Great point today and performance from the boys – for those asking I’m bitterly disappointed not to play” amongst a series of tweets expressing his disappointment at being left out. He wrote of how he has been ‘trying to fit into the direct style of play’ that the manager is wanting and complained of the difficulties he has been having stopping certain aspects of his play.

However, it has been reported that Guthrie, 25 went to McDermott to apologise for the tweets on Monday.

McDermott has said they will now move on from the incident. He said: “He is a good player and I want him to do his talking on the training pitch and in games. I want him to succeed and to succeed at Reading. I know managers who don’t want to speak to the players out of the team but that’s not my style.”

Reading’s next fixture is away to Swansea this weekend.