Stevenage striker Alex Revell: Let’s make the Lamex a fortress this season starting with Morecambe on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 16:17 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 16 August 2018

Alex Revell of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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Alex Revell of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

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Two goal Stevenage hero Alex Revell has been relfecting on his side’s excellent 3-1 triumph at Crawley Town ahead of Morecambe at the Lamex on Saturday, as Dino Maamria’s men made it four points out of six to start the new season in League Two last week, even if they suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Norwich City on Tuesday.

Marco Stiepermann of Norwich City scores the opening goal during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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14/08/2018Marco Stiepermann of Norwich City scores the opening goal during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

Revell notched two late goals as Boro claimed three points against the direct style of Harry Kewell’s side to build momentum going into Saturday’s match against Morecambe at the Lamex.

James Ball of Stevenage scores during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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14/08/2018James Ball of Stevenage scores during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

Revell has had a long and varied career in the professional game, but his enjoyment is plain to see – especially in the aftermath of such an influential goalscoring performance.

Michael Timlin of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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14/08/2018Michael Timlin of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

The well-respected forward worked hard at Carrow Road on Tuesday, letting the Canaries defenders know they’d been in a game as two late goals scuppered Boro’s chances of progression in the Caraboa Cup.

Max Aarons of Norwich City and James Ball of Stevenage  during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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14/08/2018Max Aarons of Norwich City and James Ball of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

Speaking to CometSport Revell wasnts to make Broadhall Way a fortress this season in Legue Two, ahead of the Shrimper’s visit to North Herts this weekend.

Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage  during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road.

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14/08/2018Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage during the Carabao Cup first round match between Norwich City and Stevenage at Carrow Road. Picture by Martyn Haworth. 07463250714 14/08/2018

“Hopefully we can get people back on Saturday against Morecambe and get the atmosphere going again at home and make the Lamex a fortress”, he said, before analysing his performance against Crawley, adding: “We made it a bit difficult for ourselves in the first half.

“We couldn’t quite get going but as you know in football as long as you’re still in the game, things can change.

“We knew we had a few more gears to give and apart from the goal, we could have scored a lot more.

“Everyone involved showed a real togetherness and what we’re going to be about this year.

“It’s a great start for us, last week we were disappointed to be 2-0 up and to draw the game against Tranmere but we’ve bounced back, worked very hard this week and the proof is in the pudding.”

The well-respected Cambridge-born forward has appeared for a number of clubs during his long career including his hometown team, Brighton and Cardiff in a long list that reads like a road map of England.

Revell, now turned 35, has had his fair share of highlights including netting a brace at Wembley for Rotherham who beat Orient in a dramatic play-off final at the national stadium.

Yet it was clear that he still savours every moment as a professional footballer.

So too do the fans, all 140 of them who travelled down to Sussex and were rewarded with special moments at the end of a hard-fought match, not to mention the 300 supporters who made the long trip to East Anglia on Tuesday.

With a home match against visitors from the North West up next, Revell, concluded: “The [Crawley] goals were for the people that traveled down to support us – it was for them – let’s make our home ground a fortress.

“Let’s start with Morecambe on Saturday.”

The fans bond with the battling Revell has been plain to see in their joyous celebrations already this season, and with the form and hard work he’s shown already it would take a brave punter to back against him performing well again on Saturday.

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