Axed Guthrie: 'I'll adapt'
DANNY Guthrie claims he has lost his place in the Reading team because he cannot get to grips with his new club's direct style.
Former Newcastle United midfielder Guthrie joined the Royals on a free transfer in the summer after being released by Toon boss Alan Pardew.
He started Reading's first four Premier League games, but was dropped for last weekend's 2-2 draw with his old club at the Madejski Stadium.
And Guthrie took to Twitter to express his frustration over his omission after the game.
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"Great point today and performance from the boys — for those asking I'm bitterly disappointed not to play," the 25-year-old wrote.
"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 manager wants but stopping habits like going and getting the ball off the back four is difficult.
"I will adapt to what is asked of me — the most important thing is the team."
Reading head for the Liberty Stadium on Saturday still searching for a first league win since they clinched the Championship title in the spring.
Their only point before the Newcastle draw came on the opening day, when they netted a late equaliser at home to Stoke.
They have since lost to Chelsea, Tottenham and West Brom.
There has been something to celebrate in the Capital One Cup, where Reading have claimed victories over Peterborough United and Queens Park Rangers.