Revelling in the fight to lead Millers attack

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Alex Revell has welcomed the competition among the strikers as Rotherham United bid to shoot themselves into League One.

The 29-year-old, who returns to one of his former clubs today, has started the last four games, scoring once as the Millers re-established their promotion credentials with 10 points from 12.

While everyone at the club is targeting not just automatic promotion but also reeling in the faltering top two of Gillingham and Port Vale, Revell believes that competition up front is keeping everyone on their toes.

Daniel Nardiello is the man amongst the goals while Jordan Slew has come in from Blackburn and Kayodi Odejayi has contributed regularly.

Revell, who has found the net four times, said: “Competition, everyone says it, makes people work harder. In order for us to go up we need quality players, simple as that.

“We’ve got some really good strikers here, Daniel Nardiello is scoring, but him and me are different players and we work well together. Myself and Kayodi you might say are similar.

“All you can do is keep proving your worth. You want to go in there and prove to people you’re good enough to be playing.

“At the minute, it’s me and Nards. We’ve done well and caused teams problems and I don’t think there’s any question why we’ve been playing well in recent games, because between us we’ve been creating chances and causing teams problems.”

Rotherham needed a last-minute equaliser from Nardiello to deny York three points on Tuesday night and maintain their unbeaten run.

Revell said: “We were disappointed with Tuesday, we felt it was a game we should have won on paper, but, after the performance, we’re probably relieved to get a draw.

“It’s a matter of winning those games and maintaining the way we’ve been playing in the last few weeks.

“Because away from home, we’re doing fine.

“But we got a point (against York) and we don’t know in the long run how vital that’s going to be.”

A victory today at Johnstone’s Paint Trophy finalists Southend, allied with other results, could see Rotherham climb back up to third.