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George Saville has found his own way to promotion push with Millwall

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George Saville has found his own way to promotion push with Millwall

The Northern Ireland midfielder has been in fine form for Millwall this season.

Wolves look destined to play in the Premier League next season.

Backed by funding from Fosun International and a link with Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes plenty of top talent has found its way to Molineux, helping Nuno Espirito Santo guide Wolves to the top of the Championship.

But the arrival of a litany of new faces saw many players cast aside by Wolves. One such player who was essentially made redundant by the new influx of players was George Saville.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: George Saville of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County at Molineux on February 27, 2016 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

The Northern Ireland international joined Wolves from Chelsea in 2014. The midfielder showed plenty of promise on loan at Brentford the season before, convincing Wolves to snap him up permanently.

Despite having his best year yet in a Wolves shirt last season, featuring 29 times in all competitions, Saville decided to leave the club with competition fierce in central midfield.

Wolves’ loss has since been Millwall’s gain. The 24-year-old had spent two previous loan spells on loan at The Den so it was no surprise to see him make a permanent switch to the London side.


Newly promoted to the Championship, Saville was signed to help Neil Harris’ side stave off relegation.

HULL, ENGLAND – MARCH 06: Jarrod Bowen of Hull City (L) runs past George Saville (R) of Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Millwall FC at KCOM Stadium on March 6, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)

However, Millwall’s campaign has taken many by surprise.

They have played their way into play-off contention with a fantastic run of form since the turn of the year and are now just two places and one point off the play-off spots in the Championship.

Saville has been key to their success. The midfielder has played 40 times in the Championship this season and scored 10 goals, cementing his place as one of the key midfield operators in the league this season.

Wolves are going up. It would take something very dramatic to stop them doing so. Millwall however, should not be discounted. If they do, then credit will be due to Saville for finding his own route to the Premier League away from his former club.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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