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Rotherham United 2-1 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here's how we rated the players after Tuesday night's loss in South Yorkshire.

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Mikkel Andersen: 5

Looked shaky and could have done much better with the first goal. He's no Adam Federici.... Yet. I missed that man on Tuesday and he was only sat on the bench! I've got everything crossed that he gets a new contract.

Stephen Kelly: 5

It certainly wasn't a notable game for him if he wants a new contract. Left too much space on the right which led to Rotherham's second goal. Looked a lot better playing at left back when Jordan Obita was substituted. His only saving grace was the assist for Norwood's goal.

Michael Hector: 6

One of the slighter better performers of the evening, Hector put in a similar kind of show that he's been doing week in week out this season. It didn't look as solid as when Alex Pearce is back there with them, but I'm sure it's something to be worked on.

Jake Cooper: 6

A reasonably good performance from the 21 year old, he looked calm most of the time he was in possession. Like I said previously, it's definitely a centre back partnership that could be worked on.

Jordan Obita: 5

Not one of his finest hours either. He was pretty non existent throughout with some silly mistakes.

Chris Gunter: 5

It's no secret that I'm somewhat of an admirer of the Welshman, but he should definitely stick to playing right back. He's much better there than on the wing....

Oliver Norwood: 7

He had two of the three shots on target for Reading, including a pretty good goal. That has to deserve a seven!!!

Jem Karacan: 6

I still love seeing him back playing and he's another I'd like to see stay at the club. He held the ball okay in midfield, and got some decent balls out to the wings.

Nathaniel Chalobah: 5

Like I said about Chris Gunter being better at right back, Chalobah is much, much better in the centre of midfield as opposed to on the wing.

Pavel Pogrebnyak: 6

Just a usual game of Pogrebnyak, lots of running around with a good work rate, but rarely comes up with the finished product or a little moment of magic.

Simon Cox: 5

Was booked harshly early on after a collision with the Rotherham keeper, and he seemed quite reserved for the rest of the game. Another one who was pretty non existent.


Jamie Mackie: 6

WE HAVE TO SIGN THIS MAN. The only reason he didn't score is because he wasn't on the pitch for long enough, but he just livened it up and made us look like we actually wanted to play football.

Garath McCleary: 5

Another good substitution, he got forward and caused Rotherham difficulties in the final minutes.

Jack Stacey: n/a

Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact.


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