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Ahead of the game | Grinding out a result against the Millers

16 April 2017

Match preview of our Millers meeting

Reading v Rotherham United
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Monday 17th April 2017, 3pm

Bank holiday Monday will see Reading welcome Rotherham United to Madejski Stadium, with the two clubs having rather different fortunes this campaign. 

Relegation to League 1 is already confirmed for Rotherham, but that does not mean the South Yorkshire outfit will not be playing for pride come Monday afternoon as Reading look to put another three points on the board in Berkshire as we look to consolidate a top-six finish.

Please see full ticket information for this game by clicking here!

On a matchday, only very limited overflow parking is available at the stadium for £8 – we advise supporters to consider one of our off-site car parks. Non-Permit holders enter the Stadium via Northern Way only and Permit holders enter via Hurst Way and Northern Way.

If you have a child under the age of 12 in your car, you will be eligible to park in our special family parking area for £8 – spaces are available in advance by phoning the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 or visiting the Ticket Office in person. If purchasing in advance, parking permits will be posted or available for collection from the Main Ticket Office prior to matchday.

On home matchdays, any cars parked in excess of 2 hours at Costco South Oak Way will be subject to a penalty charge of £60 (reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days). This will be enforced using number plate recognition CCTV (ANPR).

For more information about Madejski Stadium parking, click here.

If you’re coming on public transport, make sure you follow @reading_buses on Twitter or visit to get more information about your route and football buses.

If you have any questions about Travel and Transport or to book disabled parking at Madejski Stadium, you can contact us via email at or by ringing 0118 968 1211.

"We needed a good performance for the fans." @grabbs22 reflects on Villa victory and previews Rotherham tomorrow:

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) April 16, 2017

Referee Christopher Kavanagh will be taking charge of Monday's clash with the Millers – The official has only taken charge of one Reading game at Madejski Stadium so far this season, which was the Royals' 0-0 draw with Birmingham City in early September.

Steven Meredith and Mark Jones will be running the lines, while fourth official for Monday is Graham Kane.

The Royals are given odds of 2/5 to take all three points according to to EFL title sponsors Sky Bet. Rotherham are at 13/2 for a win, while a draw is priced at 19/5.

Joseph Mendes bagged a brace at Villa Park and he's 6/4 to notch again, while fellow Frenchman Yann Kermorgant, our leading scorer, is 10/11 to grab his 15th of the season at any time.

There is a revamped concourse menu in place for the 2016/17 season, details of which can be found by clicking here. Make sure you take advantage of our contactless payment points situated all around the stadium concourses highlighted by the yellow contactless sign & a yellow t-shirt which says ‘I take contactless’.

Piglets, our pie supplier, are offering ‘pies of the month’ throughout the season – this month's offering is Minced Beef, Bacon & Cheese. The Vegetarian option is Broccoli, Cauliflower and Double Cheese or Vegetarian Sausage Roll

Kingsley Kids Bags are also a convenient way of getting food for young supporters delivered straight to your seat! Click here to find out more.

Young supporters can visit the Royals Fun Zone, just outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand, Gate 6. Football based games will be available for young fans to put their skills to the test! The Fun Zone will also be open at half-time for supporters to come and have fun.

And thanks to our Official Pouring Rights Partner, Heineken, Royals fans can enjoy a beverage at the Fan Zone before the game. Located outside the East Stand, the area is an ideal place to catch up and enjoy a drink with fellow fans before the action kicks off!

We have introducing fresh bean to cup coffee in the Fan Zone which is in addition to the fresh coffee fans can buy outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand. Why not swing by and grab a cup before the game!

Don’t forget to get your Golden Gamble ticket – the draw, sponsored by STAR, will be made at half-time. Tickets can be purchased from designated sellers based around the stadium, for just £1. There are two prizes up for grabs: a cash prize or an item of Reading FC merchandise, signed by the team! All funds go to the Reading FC Community Trust.

You can also download our Guide to the Game.

The best way to follow the game live is at Madejski Stadium in person, by getting behind the team!

But if you can’t make it to the match, you can listen to every pass, tackle and goal with live audio commentary on Reading FC PlayerHD for as little as £4.49 per month. Not only that, but our online subscription also allows you access to extended match highlights and exclusive interviews which you won’t see anywhere else.

As ever, we’ll also provide live updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and look out for our match photos on Instagram.

Head to Snapchat and find 'officialrfc' to follow our matchday story as it unfolds!

We would like to remind both home and visiting supporters that any fans who enter the field of play or any adjacent area unauthorised will be subjected to suspension and arrest.  For more information about our ground regulations, click here.

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