The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the players’ performances at New York Stadium
Lee Camp 7
Saved a penalty and didn’t have a great deal else to do. Unlucky that he tipped a shot into Paul McShane’s path for the goal.
Darnell Fisher 6
Kept Reading danger man Garath McCleary fairly quiet, but too many misplaced passes.
Dael Fry 7
Responded to having a tough, experienced operator in Richard Wood at the side of him and had one of his best games.
Richard Wood 8
Proper, no-frills defending from a proper, no-frills defender. A leader and a big physical presence.
Joe Mattock 5
Good to see him back after a spell on the bench, but looked rusty.
Jon Taylor 6
Some great deliveries. Rotherham need to get him on the ball because he can make things happen.
Greg Halford 7
That long throw is such a big weapon, and he did pretty well in midfield.
Lee Frecklington 6
Full of running and never stopped competing. Great ball to play in Danny Ward for Ward’s big chance.
Joe Newell 5
Glimpses of quality. Give it us on a more consistent basis, Joe.
Danny Ward 7
Quiet first half but came to life after the break and was on fire during Rotherham’s best spell.
Dexter Blackstock 6
Won plenty in the air and no centre-half will take him lightly. More to come as his fitness improves.
Izzy Brown 5
On for Newell after 65 minutes but didn’t show his early-season form.
A 75th-minute replacement for Blackstock. Late chance saved when through on the left.
Subs not used: Price, Vaulks, Forster-Caskey, Ball, Belaid.
Al-Habsi 8; Gunter 7, L Moore 6, Van Der Berg 6, Obita 6; Kelly 5 (McShane 28, 7); McCleary 6, Swift 6 (Evans 89), Williams 6, Beerens 6; Kermorgant 6. Subs not used: S Moore, Samuel, Blackett, Gravenberch, Watson.
Goal: McShane 86 (Reading).
Referee: Scott Duncan (Northumberland) 4.
Attendance: 8,800 (644).