Our prediction for this Championship match:
Select Car Leasing Stadium will host Tuesday’s football match between Reading and Rotherham United, the two bottom-table sides. The Royals are eyeing their first league win since December 27, 2022, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in the midweek clash. Mamadou Loum serves the last of his two-game ban, while Sam Hutchinson is sidelined with injury.
The Millers, on the other hand, have drawn each of their last three league fixtures. Rotherham are only four points behind the relegation zone, and, taking everything into account, they should be happy with one point from the match. As for the visiting side, Ben Wiles remains in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Reading. In their last meeting at the venue, three years ago, Reading recorded a routine 3-0 win over Rotherham.
Highlighted Player (Shane Long):
Shane Long is an Irish international striker who has so far made over 60 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, scoring more than 15 goals in the process. The forward began his professional career at Cork City, but only made one league appearance for the club ahead of the switch to Reading, where he would go on to spend next seven years.
During that time, Long established himself as one of the best Irish strikers plying their trade in England, and also went on to represent West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Southampton.
Despite not exactly boasting an enviable goalscoring record for a centre forward, Long was always held in high regard by both managers and his peers, with his incredible work rate and never-say-die attitude winning him plenty of admirers. Long will also go down as one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the Republic of Ireland national team, which he represented at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Rotherham):
Rotherham United are an English club that compete in the Championship. Rotherham United are located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and they play their home games at New York Stadium and the capacity of the venue is 12,021.
The club was founded in 1925 as a merger between Rotherham County and Rotherham Town. The colour of Rotherham’s home kit was originally yellow and black, but nowadays they were red and white jerseys. The Millers made it to the FA Cup fifth round on two occasions (1952/1953, 1967/1968) and they have yet to play in the Premier League.
Rotherham United have won the Football League One twice (1950/1951, 1980/1981), but the club’s biggest success is participation in the 1960/1961 League Cup final. Sheffield United are regarded as Rotherham United’s fiercest rivals, but the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster could be considered Rotherham’s big rivals as well.