Alex Revell summed up the typical feelings of the Millers players as they contemplate their trip to Villa Park tonight.
“It’s a great occasion for us and one you really look forward to because we’re going to a Premier League stadium to take on a Premier League club,” said the Rotherham United striker.
“Speaking personally, I’ve never been there so I’m looking forward to that aspect but it is a chance for us to go there and put on a performance.
“Yes, we will be up against a top side but it is the sort of game you relish as a player - to go and test yourself against Premier League players.
“We know it will be tough and we won’t be starting as the favourites but we have started the season well and are unbeaten although this will obviously be our biggest test, I’m under no illusions about that.
“But, we’ll give it our best shot and you never know,” added the big striker.
He is currently enjoying his best form with the Millers and opened his account for the season in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town with a fine strike.
“I’d have taken one going in off my bum to be honest,” he chuckled.
“I’ve been happy with the way I’ve been playing but I should have scored before now and had more than the one goal.
“The thing is to keep going because the easy thing is to hide. But I won’t do that, I’m not a quitter but a centre forward is judged on his goals really. If I score them, great, although it doesn’t matter who gets them really provided the result goes our way.”
Millers boss Steve Evans made the comment after Saturday’s game that he wouldn’t sell Revell for a million pounds.
“I think he would though,” retorted the striker who joined the club two years ago from Leyton Orient and had an outstanding second half of Rotherham’s promotion season.