Revell moves in for Millers

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ROTHERHAM United’s bid to further strengthen their squad finally materialised just hours before last night’s transfer window closed on permanent signings.

Manager Andy Scott, who said after Adam Le Fondre’s departure he would make signings, has signed striker Alex Revell from Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee, possibly close to six figures.

Noted as a hard working front man, he will bring a physical presence to the front line and clearly isn’t regarded as a like-for-like replacement for Le Fondre.

Revell follows another 6ft 2 ins striker in Brett Williams, the 23-year-old signed from Reading on Monday but still to play league football.

Revell began his career at Cambridge, went out of the league and returned to it with Brighton - marking his debut for them by scoring the winner against Rotherham at Millmoor on the opening day of the 2006/07 season.

He subsequently went to Southend and had loan spells at Swindon and Wycombe before joining Orient for whom, he scored 16 goals last season.

He is in contention to start at Swindon on Saturday.