Guthrie cool over new deal

The 24-year-old has struggled to push his way into the first team

this season with Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote in impressive form –

and is focused on impressing in training. Guthrie said: “I’ve got

six months left at Christmas, so we’ll assess it in January. I’m

not worried about deals or things like that – there’s no rush. “I’m

happy with how things are going, and I just want to get back in the

team. It was frustrating last season because of all the injuries.

“It was an ankle injury, and I was out eight weeks or so. It was

the same injury I had at the back end of last season. But

hopefully, I’ve put them behind me. I’ve got to wait for the

opportunity to get in the team and stake my claim.”