Rotherham Utd: Millers fans willing striker to score

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Manager Steve Evans says the Rotherham United fans are right behind striker Alex Revell and he says they will be ‘willing’ him to score.

“They know how hard he’s worked for the team and what he puts into the game,” said the Millers manager whose side face Colchester United at the New York Stadium this afternoon.

“No one was more distraught than ‘Revs’ after the MK Dons game and the lad had some sleepless nights after it but when he went on against Tranmere there was a great reception for him.

“They are looking forward to his next goal down here and I can tell they are willing him to score and that’s what I want them to do the next time he’s out on that pitch - will him to score and any sort of goal will do.”

But Evans said whoever he sends out, he is looking for someone to step up to the mark in the final third of the pitch.

“I want strikers to step up,” he said. “If we play with the dynamism and the athleticism were showed in the second half at Orient then all we need to add is to add the quality in the finishing.”

Evans admitted that the big issue is his pairing up front assuming he goes with two central strikers.

Millers’ Head of Medical Denis Circuit makes his 700th ‘appearance’ as physio tomorrow. After a spell in the 1980s and then some time at Bramall Lane, he came back to Rotherham in 1999 and has missed just a couple of games since that time. Denis, 65, is to retire at the end of the season.

Colchester, who have a youngish squad, ended a run of ten without a win when beating Peterborough 1-0 at home last Saturday. They have been draw specialists having drawn seven of their 14 games, winning only three.

Rotherham’s youngsters are at the New York Stadium on Monday for the first time when they face Fleetwood Town in the first round of the FA Youth Cup. Kick off is 7pm.