Saville back at Wolves but Harris not ruling out Millwall return

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GEORGE Saville is back at Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers after his loan spell at Millwall ended following Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Barnsley.

Lions manager Neil Harris revealed Wolves boss Kenny Jackett made the decision to bring the 22-year-old back to Molineux to boost his squad options.

Millwall had been eager to extend Saville's deal.

Saville joined the south London club in October, making his debut in the 2-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Northampton and going unbeaten in his first eight games.

He suffered a loss of form as Millwall lost four times in six games in December and he was left out of the Boxing Day defeat to Walsall.

He regained his place quicky, however, and put in an impressive performance in the 4-0 win over Southend.

Saville played 15 times in his second spell with Millwall, developing a good understanding in midfield with Shaun Williams, and Harris believes he returns to his parent club an improved player.

He also isn't ruling out a return to the Lions for the former Chelsea and Brentford midfilder.

"George returned today," Harris said. "Kenny wanted to take him back. First and foremost George has made a big impression with us in the last three months.

"He came in at a difficult time for us when we were in that growing period. He did really well, had a little dip, but then came on really strong again.

"He's a player who has really enjoyed his stay and I've enjoyed having him here. The other players have enjoyed working with him and I think he's a better player today than he was when he first joined us.

"Kenny wants to take him back and have another look at him. The fact that the club's for sale up there, the situation changes day by day for them. Kenny needs his 22-man squad available to him on a daily basis.

"It's something that could possibly be revisited at a later date. We'll keep abreast of the situation, I speak to Kenny regularly anyway so we'll see how it unfolds.

"We'd like to have kept him for longer but we're really fortunate to have Jimmy (Abdou) back fully fit now and Ben (Thompson) eager to get some more opportunities."

John Kelly