Carlos Cuellar insists speculation regarding Martin O'Neill's future as Sunderland boss has been ignored by the players.
Brian McDermott is planning talks with Danny Guthrie after he refused to participate in Tuesday's defeat at Sunderland.
Sunderland winger James McClean is confident he can recapture his form from last season.
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill saluted striker Steven Fletcher after he inspired a 3-0 victory over Reading.
Reading boss Brian McDermott confirmed Danny Guthrie refused to travel to Sunderland - where the Royals lost 3-0.
Martin O'Neill was delighted with a 'big home win' for his Sunderland side over Reading, but accepts they have a lot of work still to do.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher fired his side to a much-needed 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Reading.
Reading defender Nicky Shorey has called on his team-mates to up their game if they are to avoid relegation.
Martin O'Neill insists he is the only man to lead Sunderland away from their current Premier League predicament.
Reading boss Brian McDermott wants an improved performance from his side when they face Sunderland on Tuesday.