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Ahead of the game: New era at New York Stadium

21 October 2016

A preview of our trip to South Yorkshire

For the third time in four matches, we’re heading into a game against a team who have recently undergone a managerial change when we visit Rotherham United this weekend.

It’s only mid-October, and yet the revolving door is already swinging in the Championship.  Chris Powell stepped in for Nigel Pearson at Derby when we met before the international break, and then Steve Bruce took charge of just his second Aston Villa match in midweek.

And now we visit New York Stadium, where Kenny Jackett was unveiled to the press on Friday lunchtime as the sixth man to manage the Millers since the start of last season.  Steve Evans, Eric Black (caretaker), Neil Redfearn, Neil Warnock and Alan Stubbs have all taken charge in that time.

So there’s an element of the unknown going into this weekend… but Jaap’s charges won’t be in a merciful mood against the struggling Millers
 

Tickets will be on sale to Reading supporters on the day of the game at an increased rate.  Click here for full ticketing information for this fixture.


Supporters’ Trust at Reading (STAR) operate coach travel to all away fixtures – click here for more information.

Otherwise, take a look at the map below for travel news.



Rotherham named Kenny Jackett as their boss today - our assistant manager Andries Ulderink previews tomorrow's game: https://t.co/Hy5ETwS2PCpic.twitter.com/gzbvOAmEBI

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 21, 2016

Defender @Chrisgunter16 previews this weekend's visit to Rotherham United and a visit to New York Stadium... https://t.co/IUva8PKNpCpic.twitter.com/zYK5DaUt00

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 21, 2016

📰 Royals boss Jaap Stam is looking for a positive reaction from his Reading side when they travel up to Rotherham: https://t.co/tbXKO1pIjZpic.twitter.com/y6MFubHlHQ

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) October 20, 2016

EFL title sponsors Sky Bet make us 11/10 favourites to pick up a win against Rotherham; the hosts are 12/5 for a triumph on Jackett’s debut and a draw is also priced at 12/5.

You can get odds of 9/4 on winger Garath McCleary to hit the net at any time, or 11/4 is the price on Roy Beerens to notch a goal.


Scott Duncan is the man in the middle at New York Stadium – his second outing there this season.  The other was on the opening weekend as 10-man Wolves battled from two goals down to rescue a point.  It is the first time he has overseen one of our games since our late defeat in Middlesbrough at the back end of the last campaign.

Assisting Mr Duncan this Saturday are flag-men Philip Dermott and Akil Howson and fourth official Andy Haines.


We wish to politely reminder supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile.  Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE.

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