Match Preview

Match date Saturday 30 September 2000, 3.00pm kick-off
Opposition Rotherham United (Away at Millmoor, Rotherham - League)
Ticket information Tickets can only be purchased on the day of the game.
Reading fans have been allocated some seating, prices are:
Adults: 12
Concessions: 8
Millmoor has a total capacity of 11,514.
Travel, pubs, food 

Rotherham United F.C., Millmoor Ground, Rotherham, S60 1HR.
For more information call Rotherham United on 01709 512434.

Travel By Rail
Millmoor is just a five minute walk from the railway station.
On exiting the station go left over the bridge.
Head towards the floodlights over (or under via subway) the dual carriageway, and up Masbrough Street.

Travel By Car
For full travel information see the information section within Millers On-Line.
There is a car park at the ground which costs £2.00, and another car park for away fans walking distance from the ground.

Pubs & Food
There's a couple of handy pubs right next to the ground on Masbrough Street. The Millmoor welcomes away fans and serves food. Alternatively Moulders Rest is a traditional local pub with a mix of home and away fans but food isn't served on match days. A quieter family pub is The Kingfisher which is a short walk away on Mary Street. There's plenty of non-pub food available outside the ground with plenty of chipies right nearby.

Team news Reading will be without Barry Hunter who is suspended following a red card - which could mean the return of Adrian Williams on the verge of returning from injury. If Williams is not considered fit then John Mackie could make his first league start for the Royals in the centre of defence. Jones could be back on the bench, but otherwise Reading look set to field a similar team to that which has been so successful at home so far this season.

Reading - from: Whitehead, Newman, Viveash, Williams, Mackie, Gurney, Parkinson, N Smith, Caskey, McIntyre, Hodges, Butler, Cureton, Jones, Howie, Gray, Murty.
Rotherham - from: Gray, Garner, Artell, Hurst, Branston, Warne, Talbot, Beech, Watson, Scott, Lee, Turner, Monkhouse, Connor, Varty, Hudson.
Form Guide

Rotherham United are currently seventh in the table, three places behind the Royals who are fourth. If Rotherham win they'll jump ahead Reading in the table - if Reading get the three points then we could go second.

While Reading stuffed Swansea City 5-1 on Saturday at home, Rotherham drew 1-1 away at Stoke after having the lead for most of the match. Rotherham's last home league match was a 1-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers. However, two of Rotherham's league defeats have come at home which will give Reading some home of pulling off their second away victory of the season. Reading fans won't need reminding that we've only scored one goal away from home all season - despite knocking in 19 at home, but Rotherham have already conceeded six at home in the league. Reading's last two away matches were an unlucky 0-1 defeat at Peterborough and a 1-0 win at Port Vale before that.

If we're going to get anything from our travels this season then we'll be looking for at least a draw from this - but a 1-0 win for the Royals would go down nicely.

Match Odds The bookies agree that this match is too close to call and have given both Reading and Rotherham the same odds for victory.

Available at Bet 247, where you can currently get a free 5 quid bet:

Reading Win: 6/4
Draw: 11/5
Rotherham Win: 6/4

For those optimists out there who think that Reading's home form is finally going to kick in away from home then it would be well sticking a few quid on one of the following: (odds offered by Bet247)
Reading 4-0 66/1
Reading 4-1 50/1
Reading 4-2 66/1
Reading 5-0 100/1
Reading 5-1 100/1
Reading 6-0 100/1

Opposition Site Millers On-Line - Plenty of information for travelling fans.
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