Boss' midfielder update
Royals boss Brian McDermott spoke about Danny Guthrie following our game at Sunderland, and said the midfielder was apologetic after not being involved in the match at the Stadium of Light.
Brian said, "Danny Guthrie made a decision that his head wasn't right to travel. He was definitely going to have been involved.
"He texted me to apologise on Monday night, it's an unfortunate situation to say the least.
"Any player has to be part of what we're about. We can't deviate from that, all pulling in the same direction. It's probably not a conversation for this evening, it's something we need to address in the week, we have to wait and see.
"It's not helpful, of course. Everyone has to be in the same direction, that's very important to me and we've had everyone together over a long period of time. You have to put yourself up to play in every game, that means every player.
"I bring in players because I want them to do well. We work hard with them, and the most important thing is always the group. That will never change, and the individual thought has to go out of the window, that's why we've done so well over the last three years and why the club is in a better place."