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Revell waiting like a kid at Christmas

22 May 2014

A long week, says striker...

Rotherham United striker Alex Revell says he feels like a kid at Christmas waiting for the Play-Off final, but believes his side have had the perfect mix of work and rest to prepare.


The Millers go to Wembley on Sunday knowing that victory could see them seal back-to-back promotion to the Championship, with the Millers’ big number nine praising the week’s training so far.


“It’s been a good week,” Revell told Millers Player. “We had a few days off after the weekend to recuperate and get our legs back after a tough couple of games against Preston. We’ve come back in and had a good week now, but obviously it’s longer than normal (between fixtures) so it’s a bit different. I think we’re ready now though, everyone’s fit and we’ve trained well this week so it’s just a matter of doing a bit more work over the next couple of days and preparing for the game. It’s been a long week and I feel like a kid at Christmas waiting to open my presents, but it’s all about keeping it normal.”


Steve Evans has expressed a need for normality in the build-up to the game, which has been stressed by Revell who believes approaching the game in the same manner as any other away game is key to keeping focused on the game.


“We had a bit of rest over the weekend which you need really, but it’s important that you get the right mix. We’ve trained hard this week but also had some rest because we just want to keep it all as normal as possible.


“I know some teams go down early, but I think if you go down too early you’re mulling over it all in your mind but by going down and treating it like a normal away game you’re keeping busy, looking after your kids, spending time with your family and you can forget about it, but as soon as you come in to train, you get focused and it’s full steam ahead to achieve what we all want to do which is promotion.”

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