Date: 7th October 2015 at 11:33am
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Ahead of the game against Northampton last night in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Millwall confirmed that George Saville had arrived at the club on loan.

The 22 year old heads back to the club for a second loan spell having spent time with us back in the 2012/13 season where he made three appearances for the club.

With injuries in midfield mounting up and manager Neil Harris talking about being tempted by the loan market to shore us up for a period, it’s not a great surprise to see the midfielder come in for 28 days on an emergency basis.

A graduate of Chelsea’s Academy system, helping them to the FA Youth Cup back in 2010 and then the Premier Reserve League title the following year, he then came to us before going on loan to Brentford.

That deal was extended to cover the entire 2013-14 season and with 44 games and four goals under his belt, he helped them into the Championship.

His form for them attracted the attention of former Millwall gaffer Kenny Jackett and he signed him for an undisclosed fee on a three year deal back in August 2014.

Seven appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers saw him head back out to Bristol City and his eight game spell with them saw them promoted to the Championship as well.

Maybe he can make it three for three this year!

He comes back with a total of 49 starting appearances to his name, with a further 16 from the bench and a return of five goals.

Coming in ahead of the JPT tie last night, one of those appearances was his re-debut for us in the game.

Speaking to the official site to announce his arrival, Harris explained.

‘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. 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 has obviously been handed the No 21 shirt.

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