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View From The Town End: Millwall

What does Saturday’s game hold in store for Reading?

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Thanks to Millwall fan Mark Dillon for taking the time out to answer our questions about Neil Harris’ side.

How’s the season gone for Millwall so far?

Overall our season has been very positive. We started well even if that wasn’t reflected in results and haven’t look out of our depth against too many sides. Strangely enough the game against you was the worst we’d played up until that point but we managed to get a result and have gone from there.

Tim Cahill returned to the club this week - how do the fans feel about that, and what will he bring to the team?

Cahill returning is obviously a huge boost for the fans and the excitement amongst supporters is clear. He got a huge ovation when presented on Tuesday. From a playing side I just hope people remember he’s 38 and hasn’t played regular first team football for months.

I’m not sure we’ll see too many 90 minute performances of a level from the first time he was here but as an option off the bench and around the club with that much experience and talent he should be excellent to have.

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How has former Royal Jake Cooper looked for you so far this season?

Jake has been slightly up and down, which you’d expect from a young centre back, but there’s clearly a player in there. In recent weeks he’s built a good solid partnership with Hutchinson since Byron Webster’s injury and he progresses with each match. Again, at this stage we can’t ask for much more and he looked particularly assured on Tuesday night against one of the best sides in the division.

Who the dangerman that Reading fans should be wary of on Saturday?

We’ve spread the goals around this season which is either due to no need for a focal point or because we don’t have a forward capable of the finishing required at this level depending on who you ask. Morison and Gregory have both found it hard going, but Wallace and especially Saville have chipped in with goals from midfield to help cover that deficiency.

How do you see the game going, and what will the score be?

Our poor form away from home certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed this season, with the thriller at Leeds a couple of weeks ago being our first win on the road, even during that we managed to let a two goal lead slip against 10 men.

We’re building a good solid unit though and we’ve sold pretty much all our allocation having requested a second batch so should be in good voice. Another draw to keep putting points on the table would do, especially as we likely have one eye on the Rochdale replay next Tuesday potentially lining up a home draw v Spurs and then the visit of Cardiff for the Friday night Sky game.