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Tom McIntyre reaches out to Reading supporters after Rotherham hammering

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Reading defender Tom McIntyre has taken to Twitter to apologise to supporters after the Royals were hammered 4-0 by Rotherham United on Saturday.

Paul Ince’s side claimed their first victory of the 2022/23 Championship season last weekend but were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two side Stevenage in midweek and suffered an even more disastrous result at the New York Stadium.

The Millers scored four times in the first half as they blew Reading away before the break and the visitors were unable to battle back into the game.

Mistakes from goalkeeper Joe Lumley were in part to blame for the scoreline but it was a day in which none of Ince’s squad can have left the pitch with their heads held high.

McIntyre started as part of Reading’s five-man backline and took to Twitter yesterday to send a message to fans.

The Royals’ first chance to respond comes back at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Wednesday as they host in-form Blackburn Rovers.

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Saturday’s performance and result was embarrassing for Reading and the fans of the Berkshire club.

They will appreciate this message from McIntyre, who was born in Reading and is a product of the academy, but it will mean little to them if they don’t see a response on the pitch.

A hammering at the hands of a team that they’re likely to be battling for survival is far from ideal but it’s now about bouncing back.

Whether they can do so against the only Championship team with three wins from three remains to be seen.

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