Reading have hit Danny Guthrie with a fine of two weeks' wages after refusing to travel to Sunderland on Tuesday.

Guthrie has been fined two weeks' wages after refusing to make the 600-mile round trip to face Sunderland last night.

The former Newcastle player, who is believed to earn £20,000-a-week was hauled in for showdown talks with manager Brian McDermott.

Two hundred and twenty-seven Reading supporters made the journey north, many of whom had to take a day off work but Guthrie said he was not in the right mental state to face a return to the North East.