Rotherham United take on Reading at the New York Stadium this evening which sees second from top take on second from bottom.
The Millers go into this game on the back of a two-one loss away at Brentford on Saturday with the Royals having won one-nil at home to Charlton.
Reading have only lost two league games away from home this season, the last one being in mid-September against Bristol City. Meanwhile Rotherham lost their last home game to top of the table Burnley.
Neil Redfearn – We’ve got three games in seven days and that’s a tall ask if you’ve no injuries and no suspensions. But it’s there to test us and it gives us the chance for other players to come into the squad and prove they are capable and want to be here. I’m looking forward to getting out there at the New York Stadium, it’s a fantastic facility and we get real partisan support that get’s behind us and I’m really looking forward to that atmosphere. Reading are flying high and they deserve to be up there. Steve Clark has brought some good players in and they’re up there competing. It`s going to be a tough game but these are the games you want to be playing in. We’ve got players who can score goals but now the emphasis is on putting them in the back of the net and we’ve got to start defending from the front.
Steve Clarke – We are a little bit stretched with injuries at the moment but tonight will be a good test for the squad. Neil has gone in there so we`ll have to work our preparation from what they did at Brentford. But it`s really all about us. We know what we can do, how we`re going to play and hopefully we can bring back some more points.
Rotherham United Team News:
Rotherham United will be without Joe Mattock who sustained a shoulder injury in Saturday’s away loss at Brentford and Danny Ward is a major doubt after having gone down with a back problem during Saturday’s warm-up. Also it is doubtful whether Joe Newell and Lee Frecklington will make the squad and with Richie Smallwood out through suspension it’s not looking so rosy for Neil Redfearn’s first home game as Rotherham Manager. New boy Harry Toffolo could be thrown into the deep end and get a start and Grant Ward and Tony Andreu could be back in the starting eleven.
Player to watch: Farrend Rawson
Faz is going to have to be solid this evening and show the Gaffer and the fans how strong he can be
Reading Team News:
Matej Vydra has recovered enough to be in the squad for this evenings game but there are doubts over Hal Robson-Kanu, Anton Ferdinand and former Millers loanee Stephen Quinn.
Player to watch: Nick Blackman
The former Blade is one of the form strikers in the Championship scoring nine goals in nine games
Match Facts & Stats
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The Millers are at home again this coming Friday when they take on neighbours Sheffield Wednesday in front of the camera’s. Kick-off is 7.45pm