In charge of the game at the New York Stadium on Saturday when Reading are the visitors is Ross Joyce from Cleveland which will be the first time he has been in the middle for a Championship game.
Ross began his refereeing career in his local Teeside League, officiating in the Blue Square Premier and Football Conference before 2015 saw him become one of the youngest referees in the Football League.
Rotherham United and Ross last met in the last game of last season when the Millers entertained Blackpool. The only goal that afternoon was two minutes before the hour mark from Will Vaulks with the only booking being to Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe.
Earlier that season Ross was in the middle for our away game at London Road in a game which saw Peterborough take the lead just two minutes into the second half with a Jack Marriott goal only for Kieffer Moore to equalise for the visitors eight minutes later. Unfortunately for Rotherham Marriott got his and Peterborough’s second goal on seventy-five minutes to give the hosts all three points.
This season Ross has been in the middle for twenty-three games showing eighty-one yellow cards and three red cards, one of those being to former Miller Michael O’Connor who is now playing for Lincoln City.
Running the line on Sunday will be Paul Hodskinson and Steven Meredith with the Fourth Official being Darren Bond who was in the middle last weekend for our draw at Hillsborough.