Stopper welcomes away test

GOALKEEPER Adam Collin is pleased that Rotherham United will get the chance to flush the Middlesbrough defeat out of their system tonight.

The Millers go to Reading having surrendered their five-game unbeaten record on Saturday, going down 3-0 at the New York Stadium.

Collin was beaten twice in the opening 19 minutes before the controversial sending-off of Jordan Bowery after half-an-hour stumped any comeback attempts.

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Stopper Collin didn't want to stew on the defeat for a full week and now has sights on a good result, and hopefully a clean sheet, to set the scene for Saturday's big derby at Sheffield Wednesday.

"I'm glad we're playing so soon," Collin told the Advertiser. "We were five unbeaten before the weekend and we've got to turn ourselves around. This is another massive game for us.

"Middlesbrough are the best team we've seen this season, home or away, but we caused our own problems. The first two goals we didn't defend right and they punished us.

"The sending-off wasn't one and killed the game off for both teams really because they could sit back and pick us off when they wanted. It was one of those decisions that's hard to take."

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The Millers are now awaiting the result of their appeal against Bowery's red card.

Manager Steve Evans looks set to be forced into at least one change, with striker Alex Revell doubtful. He took a blow to the chin in the first half on Saturday.

A victory would take Rotherham above Reading in the Championship table, the Royals having lost four of their last five.

Kick-off at the Madejski Stadium is at the later time of 8pm.