Punters in the Transfer Tavern are excited to hear that Millwall have signed Wolves midfielder George Saville on a 28-day emergency loan.
Many will remember that the 22-year old made a similar move to the same club back in the 2012/13 season, where he made three appearances for The Lions.
Saville, a graduate of Chelsea’s Academy, helped The Blues to the FA Youth Cup in 2010, before winning the Premier Reserve League the following year.
After his short-term spell at Millwall, Saville moved to Brentford on loan ahead of the 2013/14 campaign in a deal which was later extended until the end of that season. The central midfielder featured 44 times for The Bees, scoring four times, as the West London club earned promotion to the Championship.
Saville has adopted the number 21 shirt, and made his full debut immediately on the day in which he officially signed, gathering a full 90 minutes under his belt in the 2-0 win over Northampton Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Millwall’s home ground, The Den.
After his signing was confirmed, Millwall boss Neil Harris cited injuries to key midfielders as the main reason for the emergency loan deal.
“Losing both Jimmy Abdou and Ed Upson to injury for a period of time was a blow, so we were certainly looking to strengthen that midfield area,”
He also discussed Saville’s vital experience, having previously played for Millwall and other League One outfits.
“George is a boy who has had a brief spell here before so knows the club and the people. He has won promotion out of this division with Brentford and also helped Bristol City achieve the same success last season so is used to this League and the level of competition.”
“George plays for a Wolves side who line-up in a similar system to us so he will have the knowledge to play the way we like to. He comes highly recommended by Kenny both as a player and a person so we are pleased to have him with us.”
Saville had made just seven league appearances for Wolves since arriving at Molineux in the summer window back in 2014.
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