ON-LOAN Celt Scott Allan missed Rotherham’s latest setback as they flopped 1-0 to Reading.

The midfielder, who agreed a season-long deal in the summer, didn’t even get a place on the subs’ bench in Kenny Jackett’s first game in charge.

Alan Stubbs was sacked in midweek, but a change of manager didn’t alter the situation at the crisis-torn Championship side who are now isolated at the bottom of the division with only six points from 14 games.

They have conceded 33 goals in 14 matches – more than any other English League side.
Darnell Fisher, bought by Stubbs from the Hoops, got the nod to play at right-back, but was helpless as Paul McShane snatched the late winner for the visitors.
New gaffer Jakcett said: “I felt the work-rate, effort and commitment of the players was very good.
“We went toe-to-toe with Reading. We had a good number of chances and were a threat from set-pieces, but we couldn’t convert them.

“Of course, we are disappointed to lose, but the players have to keep up that attitude and not get too disappointed.

“There is a lot we did well as a group. There is enough of the season to get things going.

“Yes, I definitely feel I can keep them up. Taking six points out of 39 takes its toll on players. But they can’t be disappointed.”

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