Reading new-boy Guthrie apologies to boss McDermott after Twitter outburst

After taking to Twitter to vent his frustration from being left out of the Reading side which played Newcastle last week, the 25-year-old midfielder has moved to calm the situation

Reading midfielder Danny Guthrie has apologised following an outburst on Twitter, according to his manager Brian McDermott.

Guthrie took to the social networking website to explain his disappointment at not being part of the team that drew 2-2 with his former club Newcastle United last Saturday.

And McDermott is now keen on putting the matter in the past, telling reporters: “He apologised for putting things on Twitter about the team, because that’s not what we’re really about.

“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 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.

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"He’s said he is sorry and we move on. He is a good player and I want him to do his talking on the training pitch and in games."

Guthrie posted a number of tweets on Saturday evening following Reading's draw, explaining he wasn't sure what exactly his manager wanted of him.

"Great point today and performance from the boys - for those asking I'm bitterly disappointed not to play," his first tweet read.

"I'm trying to fit into the direct style of play the manager wants and I pass too much at the minute which is my best asset.

"I understand what the manger wants but stopping habits like going and getting the ball of the back four is difficult."

Guthrie apologised Monday morning, and will hope to be involved in his side's trip to Swansea this weekend.