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Rowett on Reading

The boss previews Royals test

17 January 2020

Millwall boss Gary Rowett has labelled in-form Reading as a "good team" - but also stated how his Lions side are equally in the groove.

The Royals travel to The Den in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) quietly advancing up the League table under the stewardship of Mark Bowen, but they run into a Millwall side with just one defeat in their last 13 matches.

Speaking to, Rowett spoke of his admiration for the Reading boss and his team, and put the onus on his outfit to perform on their own patch.

"Reading are hitting really good form, Mark Bowen has done a fantastic job since making the step up from Director of Football to First Team Manager," he said.

"I know it might be a strange decision, but he has done really well. He's a vastly experienced person and has worked at the highest level. He's a very good coach and highly regarded.

"They've got a good team. I've always felt that Reading have underperformed given the individuals they have, but now they have a team with players that can win the game. The likes of [John] Swift, [Ovie] Ejaria - players that can win any game. Charlie Adam, too - we all know about his range of passing.

"It's a game where we're going to have to be really good again. I expect it to be a tough game, but we're in good form as well, so it's up to us to go and put a good performance in."

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