Rotherham United: Steve Evans feels the love for striker Alex Revell

Alex Revell
Alex Revell

He scored a Wembley wonder goal to help Rotherham United achieve back to back promotions, works as hard as any player in the Championship and is a fixture in the side, yet striker Alex Revell still has his critics.

Thankfully for the Millers, manager Steve Evans isn’t one of them!

In fact, Evans says of the big man who has played in every Championship match this season: “We love him.”

He added: “A lot of people don’t want Alex Revell here. It’s a shame, eh? We want him here. Let people keep knocking him; we’ll just keep picking him.”

Revell is in a rich vein of form with three goals in his last three matches, to go with the long-range dipping volley which turned the League One Play-off Final the Millers’ way against Leyton Orient last May.

His latest strike was against former club Brighton last Saturday when his equaliser earned a 1-1 draw and stretched Rotherham’s unbeaten run to five games.

Evans said: ““He leads our line tremendously well every week. I thought he was outstanding from start to finish against Brighton.

“He should have scored in the first half with a header from close range, but he gives us everything he’s got and he sticks one in. We’re always pleased for him when he scores.”

The Millers boss revealed the 31-year-old is a coveted man.

“There are other managers want to sign him,” he said. “There’s interest in him and loads of our players. We’re little Rotherham in the mighty Championship, aren’t we? We keep turning up and outplaying sides.

“Opposition chairmen must sit there and shake their head when they look at the resources available to us. It’s phenomenal. We’ll just keep working as hard as we can.”

Meanwhile. Midfielder Paul Green has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad which plays against Scotland and the USA during the November international break.

Saturday’s match at New York Stadium against high-flying Middlesbrough is now all-ticket and the club expected a sell-out.