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Rotherham United v Reading FC: Match Preview

Reading look to follow their narrow win against Charlton at the weekend with a trip to Yorkshire to face a Rotherham side sitting second from bottom in the table; Phil Owtram previews the game at the New York Stadium.

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Rotherham United

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Rotherham's new loan signing, left-back Harry Toffolo is set to make his debut against Reading after joining from Norwich yesterday. The Millers will be without injured Joe Newell, Danny Ward, Lee Frecklington, Joe Mattock, and the suspended Richard Smallwood.

Rotherham have only won twice in their last eleven matches, a run of poor form that sees them sit in 23rd place in the Championship table. This is new manager Neil Redfearn's second match in charge following defeat to Brentford at the weekend and he will be looking for a reaction from his team as they look to climb the table. New Leeds manager Steve Evans was relieved of his duties following a difficult start to the season which saw them take eight points from their opening nine games.

Rotherham United vs. Reading :20 October 2015 19:45 KO New York Stadium, Rotherham Referee: Jeremy Simpson


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Matej Vydra has recovered from a hamstring injury and will return to the squad after missing the last four games. Hal Robson-Kanu, Anton Ferdinand and Stephen Quinn all remain doubtful for the Royals. Despite losing this fixture 2-1 last term, Reading have won their last four games in the league and six out of the last seven and will go into this confident of securing all three points.

Lineups From Last Game

Rotherham (v Brentford): L. Camp, L. Buxton, J. Mattock (E. Ledesma 82), D. Collins, F. Rawson, P. Green, A. White (G. Ward 64), R. Smallwood, C. Maguire (J. Bowery 74), M. Derbyshire, J. Clarke-Harris

Reading (v Charlton): Ali Al-Habsi, P. McShane, C. Gunter, M. Hector, O. John (G. McCleary 70), O. Norwood, J. Obita, A. Tshibola (D. Williams 70) Orlando Sá, N. Blackman, Lucas Piazon (Alex 87)

Last Five Meetings

28 Apr 2015: Rotherham 2-1 Reading (League Championship)

04 Nov 2014: Reading 3-0 Rotherham (League Championship)

15 Mar 2005: Rotherham 1-0 Reading (League Championship)

21 Aug 2004: Reading 1-0 Rotherham (League Championship)

07 Feb 2004: Rotherham 5-1 Reading (League Division 1)

Head To Head

Reading v Rotherham: W:18 D:13 L:10

YouTube History


Rotherham 0-3 Reading