Rotherham United: Old boss Russell Slade eyes Millers striker Alex Revell

Alex Revell
Alex Revell

Rotherham United’s Wembley hero, Alex Revell, is wanted by his former boss, Russell Slade.

Slade is now manager at Cardiff City, and the Welsh outfit are thought to have made a move for the 6ft 3in striker who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Any bid has yet to be accepted.

Slade was the boss who allowed Revell to leave Leyton Orient for Rotherham in 2011, and Revell scored twice against his Orient side as the Millers triumphed in the League One Play-off Final last May.

Former Rotherham hitman Alf Le Fondre is a member of the Bluebirds squad.

Revell impressed in the Millers’ 0-0 draw at the City of Cardiff Stadium in December and almost headed the winning goal in the second half, being denied by a flying save from Cardiff keeper David Marshall.

He has featured in every Championship match for Steve Evans’ men this season but missed out on last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against AFC Bournemouth.

The club said he had been suffering from illness and wasn’t fit enough to even be on the bench,

Revell, who has scored four goals this season, was the target of a bid by Rotherham’s South Yorkshire neighbours, Barnsley, in pre-season.

Meanwhile, young Millers defender Danny Rowe has extended his loan spell with League Two Wycombe Wanders until the end of the season.

Rotherham’s reserve side were in action yesterday afternoon at their Roundwood training base against Hullcity, winning 2-0.

Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring in the 27th minute and sub striker Jerry Yates added a 47th-minute second with his first touch.