Rotherham United: Millers star says they mean business

Alex Revell, right, celebrates with Wes Thomas
Alex Revell, right, celebrates with Wes Thomas
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Alex Revell’s matchwinning goal jogged memories of the last time a Rotherham United No 9 spun on the edge of the penalty area for a last minute winner which found the bottom corner.

That was the unforgettable moment when Alan Lee’s goal clinched promotion to The Championship for Ronnie Moore’s unfancied lot in 2001.

The Millmoor full house ‘exploded’ in that split-second of instant realisation as the ball hit the net. Revell’s winner against Orient caused an ‘explosion’ of sound too and whilst obviously not having the significance of the Lee goal, it could prove a significant moment.

“It’s the sort of winning way that can really have an impact, give you momentum,” said Revell for whom it was his eighth of the season.

“We showed a lot of resilience on Saturday and they way we are going, and the signings being made, people are saying that Rotherham United really mean business.

“Perhaps people thought Rotherham would fade away by now but we have a manager who, to be honest, won’t let you fade away. He won’t let that happen.

“A lot of people would be happy with how we’re doing at the minute and happy sitting fifth.

“But this manager, the chairman and this group of lads know that while we’re doing well to be up there in our first season, we want to be at the top.

“You strive for success and the gaffer has put together a group who all want that. Not one of them is happy to be carried along by the other lads. We have to be at a certain tempo, a certain standard otherwise it drops and you know about it.”

The 30-year-old striker - in his best form of his two and a half years at the club - added: “They are exciting times right now but we have to keep it going - hopefully under the radar with no one fancying us. The top teams are a way ahead but you never know.

“There is certainly a heck of a lot of competition for places not only in the team but in the squad and that can only be good.

“There’s pressure to keep the shirt as so many good players have been signed.”