Saville will be needed during Millwall's run-in, says Jackett

© Darren Walsh
© Darren Walsh

CHELSEA loanee George Saville has a crucial role to play at Millwall between now and the end of the season, according to manager Kenny Jackett.

Saville has been included in the Lions' squad for their Championship fixture against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday after joining on a youth loan from the Premier League club.

And while Saville has yet to make a senior appearance during his career, Jackett has insisted he will not hesitate in throwing the midfielder straight into his side for the vital end-of-season run-in.



Jackett told NewsAtDen: "This is a chance for us to look at a player that we have liked for a while and who has caught the eye recently. He's only 19 and this is his first loan move.

"I think he's a very natural midfield player – he's got a strong left foot, he can tackle, he can head the ball and he's competitive. I'm really looking forward to working with him and seeing how he does.

"He's another good youngster in London who can benefit from a big finish to the season at Millwall. I do think he will play and, as a left-footer, work his way into the team.



"Our games come in batches now – there are a high number of them and some big ones to. We've got to make sure we have our full quota of players to compete.

"We have eight games in April, six of them at home, so I would be foolish to think we would use the same starting line-up in those, even if everyone was available.

"We are making sure through a crucial last two months of the season we are as strong as we can be and that we are not scrambling around for players in that period. That's paramount."

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6 thoughts on “Saville will be needed during Millwall's run-in, says Jackett

  • March 1, 2013 at 09:15
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    As I previously stated, we had as strong a bench up at boro as I can remember, so with George's addition and listening to Jackett last night the CM spots are now more competitive and players will now be picked on merit. I think this was a very clever move by Jackett and the timing. I think, will prove to be bang on, what with trotts finally being dropped, he will now really have to put the graft in cause looking at the video posted on George yesterday, he also knows where the goal is. Even if he don't play every week it will be good comp for the rest of em. Thumbs up from me KJ.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 10:50
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    has nigel pearson been on and bought saville yet????

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    • March 1, 2013 at 13:22
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      bordersarebest0170 - He normally waits until Kenny nutures them first

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  • March 1, 2013 at 11:11
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    Lol Borders, hopefully another KJ coup. COYL!!!

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  • March 1, 2013 at 11:17
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    Well done KJ, that's a bit more like it. Competition on the left side of defence and midfield.
    Finally, the penny has dropped and so has Trotter which is what he and Millwall needed.
    Can now see Wright, Abdou and Saville playing in midfield with Trotter at the top of a diamond formation just behind the front two.
    Feel more confident now that KJ has got his act together.

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  • March 1, 2013 at 16:04
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    Sounds good thats if Trotter can be bothered to put his boots on !!! we can beat Leeds if we get hold of em early on an put them under pressure, Warnoc is going with 3 in mid field so there might be a few counter attacks left open for us, our defense needs to be solid and will need helping out. COYL bring 3 points home KJ young George top man

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