Here are our player ratings from Reading’s poor showing at The Den on Saturday.

Rafael – 6

Not a standout showing from Rafael but not a poor display by any means. Both goals were taken well and left Rafael with little he could do, although there were a few nervy moments.

His blushes were spared in th first half after missing the ball when coming out to punch but the hosts couldn’t capitalise.

Chris Gunter – 6

The Welsh full-back did relatively well to mop up a fair amount of pressure when balls were pumped into the box and provided another option offensively with a number of overlapping runs down the right wing.

Liam Moore – 7

Just what you’d expect, Moore battled valiantly for the full 90 minutes and coped well for long periods with Millwall’s aerial bombardment.

Michael Morrison – 7

See above. Morrison, much like Moore, was forced to deal with Millwall’s relentless physicality and pressure but did well for the majority of the game.

Tyler Blackett – 4

A lot of Millwall’s pressure came from the right wing with Blackett struggling to deal with Romeo, who looked very bright and gave Blackett a torrid afternoon. Wasteful in possession at times as well.

Charlie Adam – 5

Failed to stamp his authority on the game in the middle of the pitch and was pulled off for Obita as Reading moved Ejaria into a central role.

Pele – 7

Given the nature of the game Pele was kept incredibly busy as he tried to turn the tide and win the ball back. Did well, a real industrious showing.

Ovie Ejaria – 4

Went missing for long periods of the game and did not match the physicality of the opponents. Struggled to create anything, although the surface was hardly conducive for creative players to flourish.

John Swift – 4

Much like Ejaria, Swift struggled to make his mark on the game as Millwall extinguished Reading’s creativity. Missed an absolute sitter in the second half as well from close range.

Yakou Meite – 4

Was ineffective out wide and did not get into the game at all.

Sam Baldock – 4

His biggest moment was right at the end of the first half when Wallace got back brilliantly to dispossess him before he could pull the trigger. Other than that a very quiet afternoon for Baldock.


George Puscas – 3

Dismal. Failed to keep a hold of the ball and looked a shadow of the player who scored a hat-trick in five minutes away at Wigan.

Jordan Obita – 4

Came on to try and inject some more creativity but didn’t really make his mark on the game.

Garath McCleary – 4

With the game more or less up, McCleary struggled and did not really do anything in the final 15.