Rotherham United: Millers striker in rallying call

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AS ROTHERHAM United’s promotion challenge builds towards a climax, striker Alex Revell says they are all ready for a ‘massive’ final few weeks.

“We all want to get promoted, that’s for certain, and we’ll be going for it,” said Revell.

“It was the aim at the start and has been through the season. We have a great squad but it’s about putting in the performances like we did last Friday (against AFC Wimbledon) and then you look at us against Gillingham.

“We were outstanding when we played them at home and should have beaten them and we had them hanging on on Monday and should have got something from the game.”

He has confidence in the ability of the players to make their mark in these pivotal remaining games but admits they should have done better, overall, at home.

“It’s not quite been the fortress that we hoped at the start of the season it would be,” he said. “We have struggled here at times but don’t know why.

“Against Wimbledon we were so dominant and I think we played really well and when you don’t get in front then it’s always at the back of your mind what has happened before with teams staying level and then snatching a goal.

“It was goalless when Scott Shearer made a great save in a one-v-one and that could be a vital save come the end of the season.”

Rotherham then went and got the winner, Revell notching only his fifth goal of the season and his first one at home since September.

“I should have had more but people have stood by me,” he said. “I have continued to work hard for the team, the boss has said not to worry about not scoring but to continue to work hard.

“I want to score more but it doesn’t matter who scores them as long as we do.”

Rotherham head for Morecambe tomorrow to face a side including former Millers players Nick Fenton and Kevin Ellison.

The Millers expect virus victim Lee Frecklington, missing on Monday, to be available.

Of the promotion rivals, fifth-placed Burton - three points above Rotherham - go to second-placed Port Vale tonight. Tomorrow, Northampton are at Bradford City, Cheltenham are at Plymouth and Exeter at home to Dagenham.