IF NEW signing Alex Revell can return to haunt Swindon Town again today then that would be perfect for Rotherham United.
The striker, signed this week from Leyton Orient for around £85,000, headed off for the County Ground yesterday with his new teammates with happy memories of recent meetings with the Robins.
Last season, Revell scored in each of Orient’s three games against Swindon.
Firstly he scored the winner in a Carling Cup first round tie there and when the London club returned to Wiltshire in October in League One, he netted again in a 2-2 draw.
When the teams met at Brisbane Road in February, Revell was again on target in a 3-0 win.
“If I’m playing then it would be nice to keep that run going against them,” said the 28-year-old striker. “The important thing, of course, is the team winning no matter who scores.”
When Revell does start then he may consider who ‘owes’ the Millers a goal.
“I have a good memory of coming to Rotherham and their old ground at Millmoor because when I made my debut for Brighton I scored the winner there,” he recalled.
That was on the opening day of the 2006/07 season when Revell had been signed by Brighton having had two years with non-league Braintree where he had scored 34 goals in 65 appearances.
He had been at Cambridge United but dropped down into non-league and he says: “It was the best thing I ever did because it rekindled my love for the game and I got my confidence back.”
He added: “I know all about Adam Le Fondre’s record here but we’re different. If I weigh in with some goals and help make some then fine. But promotion is the aim.”