Rotherham United: Alex Revell, the Millers’ medical marvel

Alex Revell hits the bar against Cardiff last month
Alex Revell hits the bar against Cardiff last month

If Rotherham United striker Alex Revell is to join Cardiff City it’s fair to say that the medical won’t prove to be a stumbling block.

For a big targetman who mixes it every match with uncompromising centre-halves, the 31-year-old has a freakish fitness record since joining the Millers from Leyton Orient.

Before missing last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to AFC Bournemouth, with the club citing illness as the reason, Revell had been in the matchday squad for 121 consecutive games in a record dating back to October 2012.

The two-goal hero of Rotherham’s League One Play-off Final at Wembley last May is thought to be in the Welsh capital today undergoing a medical and dicussing personal terms with the Bluebirds.

The Millers yesterday accepted a bid from Cardiff, managed by Russell Slade who was the boss at Orient who allowed Revell to leave to join Rotherham, then managed by Andy Scott, in 2011.

The fee hasn’t been revealed, butRotherham rejected a six-figure bid from Barnsley in pre-season for their frontman who has since gone on to prove himself at Championship level.

Millers boss Steve Evans had already talked of his wish to sign a new striker, and that desire will be accentuated if Revell does depart.

Rotherham are one of the clubs interested in Chesterfield’s leading scorer, Eoin Doyle. The 26-year-old marksman has hit 21 goals this season.

A host of Championship and League One outfits are in the hunt, and the Spireites are willing to sell.

There is thought to have been dialogue between the two clubs about Millers striker Matt Derbyshire.

Chesterfield enquired about old boy and Rotherham frontman Jordan Bowery in the last loan window,.

Right-back Scott Wootton’s loan spell ends on Saturday, and Evans is keen for him to extend his stay at New York Stadium.

Scunthorpe would like right-back Richard Brindley to return after a successful loan spell, but he remains a Millers player for now and scored in Saturday’s cup loss.