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Millwall sign George Saville on loan

6 October 2015

Midfielder links up with Lions for a second spell

Millwall have signed Wolves midfielder George Saville on a 28-day emergency loan.

It is the 22-year-old's second such move to The Den after a similar spell during the 2012/13 season, when he made three appearances for The Lions.

Saville is a graduate of Chelsea's Academy and helped The Blues win the FA Youth Cup in 2010 and then the Premier Reserve League the following season.

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.

His form at Griffin Park attracted Kenny Jackett's attention once more, and Saville joined Wolves on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in August 2014.

After seven appearances for Jackett's side, Saville moved out on loan once more, this time to Bristol City, where he played eight times and contributed to their eventual promotion to the Championship.

"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," boss Neil Harris said.

"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 will wear the number 21 shirt and is eligible to play in tonight's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against Northampton Town. Tickets are available right up to kick-off at The Den (7.45pm).

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