Rotherham United: Goal eight years in making for Millers striker Alex Revell!

Alex Revell celebrates at Brighton
Alex Revell celebrates at Brighton
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Hot-shot Alex Revell settled an eight-year-old debt to Rotherham United when he scored against Brighton and Hove Albion last Saturday.

The in-form striker struck early in the second half against his old club at The Amex Stadium to earn the Millers a 1-1 Championship draw and continue his scoring run.

Rewind to 2006 and Revell scored against Rotherham on his Albion debut on the opening day of the season when the Millers were still playing at Millmoor.

His 43rd-minute effort was enough to earn the visitors a 1-0 win.

Nowadays, Revell is a Rotherham legend after helping the club achieve back to back promotions, as well as scoring twice at Wembley in the League One Play-off Final last May, and he’s been on target in his last three outings.

“I’m delighted to score three in three, said the 31-year-old targetman.

“I needed a run like this. It’s finally coming, I’ve got good players around me.

“I should have scored in the first half so it’s great to get a goal.

“We’re a little bit disappointed, to be honest, because we would have liked to get the win.

“We’ve got a draw, but we’ve probably dropped four points with drawing with Fulham (last Tuesday) and with Brighton.

“We’re disappointed, but we’re unbeaten in five games and we can take that into this weekend (at home to Middlesbrough).”

The Millers started slowly against Brighton and went in at the interval a goal down after Jordan Bowery and Revell had failed to score with inviting heading chances.

“It wasn’t a case of being lethargic. We changed the shape (from 4-4-1-1 to 4-4-2)because we thought that would be best,” Revell said.

“You can play different formations, but I thought we should have started on the front foot.

“It’s difficult when you come to Brighton because they play such good football, even though they haven’t won as many games as they should have.

“We just didn’t quite get started and we needed half-time to come for the Gaffer to have a few words. The second half was better.”

Meanwhile, Joe Skarz will miss Saturday’s home clash with Middlesbrough after picking up his fifth caution of the season, against Brighton. The club’s other recognised left-back, Mat Sadler, is on loan at old club Crawley.

Midfielder Lee Frecklington felt his groin against Fulham and Albion, but manager Steve Evans expected him to be back training by the middle of this week.