FULL of self-belief and confidence in his own ability, Alex Revell is a bubbly character on and off the pitch.
Signed by Rotherham manager Andy Scott last month, the powerful striker has slotted effortlessly into the first team, scoring two goals on his debut at Swindon.The 28-year-old was brought in to strengthen striking options following the sale of the Adam Le Fondre.
Indeed, the onus is on Revell and loan signing Brett Williams to step up to the plate and fill the void vacated by Le Fondre, who claimed 24 goals in 49 outings last term. He also netted four in five in the 2011/12 campaign.
Revell has brushed off the pressure of succeeding one of the most lethal forwards in the lower leagues and the £85,000 recruit from Leyton Orient said: “Obviously there are big boots to fill with Alf going. There is pressure to score but I don’t feel it. People can see that there’s a huge difference between the way Alf and I play. We’re different players but we have got the same job to put the ball in the back of the net.
“People make the comparison but I can only do my best. I see this as a chance to prove to the manager, players and fans that I’m worth the money.
“Alf’s record was unbelievable; he deserved his move more than anyone in the league because of how hard he has worked.”
Asked what his own main attributes are, Revell said his heading and work rate were his major assets but accepts he has to keep on improving his all round play. “If I were to score and create a lot of goals and the team got promoted, that would be my dream year,” he insisted. “Anything else would be deemed a failure. I want to be part of a really successful team.”