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In focus: Alex Revell

2 February 2016 takes a closer look at the Dons’ new striker, Alex Revell, who has joined on a deal until the end of the season.

A graduate of Cambridge United’s Academy, Revell made his senior debut in a 2-0 victory over Northampton Town in April 2001. He made a further three Football League second division appearances at the back end of the 2000/01 campaign.

He scored his first goal for the U’s in a 2-2 draw with AFC Bournemouth the following campaign and followed that up with another strike in a 3-1 triumph at home to Bury.

In March 2003, he joined Conference side Kettering Town on a month’s loan and he scored four games into his spell, to earn the Poppies a 1-1 draw at home to Ebbsfleet.

He scored a further three times for United in the 2003/04 campaign before leaving Abbey Stadium that summer.

Revell spent the next two seasons in non-league football with Braintree, where he found the net 35 times and helped the Iron gain promotion to the Conference South.

Following his successful spell in Essex, League 1 side Brighton & Hove Albion swooped for the striker’s services and he netted on his debut for the Seagulls to earn them a 1-0 victory over Rotherham United.

He found the net 11 times in his first season at the Withdean Stadium and enjoyed a stretch of scoring seven goals in eight games, during which time he bagged a brace against a Martin Allen-led Dons side. He also provided four assists.

Revell followed-up his impressive 2006/07 campaign up by scoring seven goals before Christmas, including his first career hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Bournemouth.

In January 2008, he moved to Southend United on a two-and-a-half year contract.

Three games into the 2008/09 season, he scored his first Shrimpers goal to earn them a 1-1 draw at Millwall. He netted a further three times before suffering a season-ending injury in January, after helping Southend hold Premier League Chelsea to a draw in the FA Cup.

Revell returned to action the following campaign but spent the majority of the season out on loan at Swindon Town and then Wycombe Wanderers. In total, he scored eight goals during 2009/10.

In June 2010, Revell signed for Leyton Orient on a two-year deal and he began his career at the Matchroom Stadium by scoring in his first two games. He enjoyed a very prolific first season with the O’s, finding the net on 16 occasions.

Revell started the 2011/12 season with Orient but signed for Rotherham United on deadline day in August.

In his first appearance for the Millers, against Swindon Town, he bagged an impressive brace and he followed that up with by netting a further nine goals, including the final goal ever scored at the Don Valley Stadium.

The season after, he continued to find the net by scoring six times en route to helping the Yorkshire outfit clinch promotion to League 1.
The goals continued into 2013/14 and he took his career tally for the Millers up to 30 as they secured back-to-back promotions and a Championship berth. Revell scored in the semi-final first-leg draw with Preston North End and then netted two goals in the final at Wembley Stadium, the second of which was a stunning volley from 40-yards.

In the first-half of his first-ever Championship campaign, Revell scored four times, including a winner away at Wigan Athletic in December 2014. He then signed for Cardiff City in January, joining-up with Russell Slade, whom he played under at Orient.

Revell, who found the net in only his second game for the Bluebirds, scored three goals for the Welsh club, including the opener in their Capital One Cup clash with the Dons at stadiummk earlier this season.

He spent November and December with League 1 side Wigan Athletic and scored the winner for them in a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Revell returned to the Cardiff City Stadium in January but was limited to just two appearances before deciding to leave the Bluebirds and make the move to MK1.

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