Date: 23rd February 2019 at 9:40am
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Rotherham United make the long journey to take on Reading at the Madejski Stadium today which is two teams fighting to get/keep out of the relegation zone.

The Millers and Royals are on the same points with Reading one place above Rotherham on goal difference.

Reading were in South Yorkshire last weekend where they lost four-nil at Bramall Lane while the Millers were seconds away from three points at the New York Stadium until Sheffield Wednesday scored to get a point. The Millers last away game was on a Tuesday night at Hull where they came back from two down to get a two-two draw. Reading won their last home game beating Blackburn Rovers two-one.

Reading Manager Jose Gomes told the Reading Chronicle that this game is the most important of the season. ‘Our players have a responsibility,’ Gomes said, ‘and I will demand that they have to show what they can do.’

Jose Gomes suffers a big blow with Andy Rinomhota still out injured. Liam Kelly, Ovie Ejaria and Saeid Ezatolahi are all on the injury list alongside ‘keeper Anssi Jaakkola, defender Jordan Obita and forward Sam Baldock.

Speaking to the Official Site Millers Manager Paul Warne said he would be disappointed if they come away from Reading with nothing. ‘I don’t want fans to read this and think I’m being defeatist. On paper,’ Warney said ‘this is one of our hardest. They (Reading) have a massive squad and they can handle the ball and keep it for long periods.’

The Millers have no new injuries ahead of this game although Sean Raggett is getting closer to a return this game is too early for him. Kyle Vassell is on the mend after his groin op and could return at the end of March.

Jeremy Simpson from Lancashire has the whistle for this game.

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