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Matty Mills - 'The fans were great'

Matty Mills -  'The fans were great'

Centre back Mills has been in fine form since regaining his place in the Royals starting 11 under Brian McDermott but following his sending off at Doncaster he will miss the game against Plymouth. However he was quick to praise the fans who travelled to Doncaster in an interview with BBC Radio Berkshire.


'When we took the lead and the fans were singing to the manager and are backing the boys, it really does spur you on.'


Whilst he admitted that there hasn't been that backing all season, he quickly put the blame (all be it indirectly) on former manager Brendan Rodgers who nearly shipped him out to QPR before he was sacked.


'I don't think we've had that for a lot of the season. That's not the fans' fault - it's the people on the pitch and the people in the dugout.'


With Plymouth arriving at the Mad Stad, Mills is keen to make our home patch a fortress once more.


'I think we're starting to get things right and if we can get the fans on board then we can make the Madejski Stadium a really hard place to come and win.'





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Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Tuesday February 9 2010
Time: 8:00AM

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Matt Mills is fast becoming one of my favourite players - god knows why he wasn't in the team under Rodgers. Will be a big miss tonight
South Bank
09/02/2010 09:16:00
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As a Doncaster fan I was disgusted to hear him getting booed by the Rovers fans. He was fantastic for Rovers during his two seasons and I wished him all the best when he joined Reading. The reason he is probably playing much better now is he had no pre season at all at Doncaster, was probably rushed into the team by Rodgers and struggled early doors.
DonnyEd
09/02/2010 16:12:00
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Its the way the game is now, fickle fans cannot appreciate what a player does for a club if he moves on. Sections of our fans gave James Harper stick when we played Sheff Utd a few weeks ago - a guy who was at the heart of our team for 8 years, winning 2 player of the seasons, before being bombed out by Rodgers when he wanted to stay and fight for his place!
South Bank
10/02/2010 09:29:00
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