Talented and determined centre-midfielder who has an array of top-flight experience at the relatively young age of 25.
The Shrewsbury-born player was part of Manchester United’s youth set-up while at school before moving to Liverpool to play for their rivals on Merseyside.
Made his debut against Reading in a League Cup tie in 2006, coming on as a substitute for Mohamed Sissoko. Went on to feature in a UEFA Champions League clash against Galatasary before joining Southampton on loan in March 2007.
He was at the south-coast club for the remainder of that season before signing on loan at Premier League Bolton Wanderers for the 2007/08 campaign. Scored four goals at the Lancashire club and played against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup.
Caught the eye of Newcastle United’s Kevin Keegan, who signed Guthrie in July 2008. He went on to play for the Toon for four years, and was a key figure in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League in 2009/10.
Made 19 appearances for Newcastle in 2011/12, helping the club to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League before signing for Reading ahead of the 2012/13 campaign.