Alex Revell is ready to give Albion's League One survival hopes a huge lift by returning to action against Nottingham Forest at Withdean next Saturday.

The ten-goal striker has made a remarkably rapid recovery from ankle ligament damage sustained in a training ground accident last month.

The former Braintree marksman was expected to be out until April but he revealed: "Things have gone better than we could ever have hoped. I've worked really hard this week and Tuesday will be my first session back in full training.

"The specialist told me I'd be out for between ten and 12 weeks. It will be four weeks on Tuesday so luckily for me I am obviously a quick healer.

"I want to be back for Forest. I have been doing a lot of fitness work and now it is just a matter of getting confident again and knowing it is not going to happen again."

Revell's lightning quick comeback is not the only good news for him and the goal-shy Seagulls. His future at the club is now guaranteed until the end of next season.

Revell signed a one-year contract last summer, with a one-year option, when Albion bought him from Braintree for £8,000. The option year was based on appearances and he has already reached the required number.

He said: "I'm delighted. I want to stay here more than anything, because I love being here. I want to get the team back to where we belong.

"The supporters have been amazing to me since I signed. I want to give them back what they have given me."

Ipswich striker Dean Bowditch revealed to The Argus earlier this week that he is targeting a return to Albion on loan in time for the Forest match following a persistent groin injury.

With Revell and Bowditch back, boss Dean Wilkins will have far more options up front after today's trip to Brentford and Tuesday's visit to Leyton Orient.