Saville's exit hands Leeds an edge this weekend vs Millwall

George Saville of Millwall under pressure from Nottingham Forest's Apostolos Vellios

Leeds face Millwall this weekend and the big battle will be in midfield.

George Saville of Millwall

Former Leeds United striker Steve Morison has promised to take the game to his former club when he faces them with Millwall this weekend.

The big battle at the New Den will be in central midfield, and Millwall are coming to terms with the exit of George Saville.

 

Saville left to sign with Middlesbrough at the loan deadline, moving to Teesside in a deal which will see Boro pay £8 million in January.

The Mail had actually claimed in early August that Leeds were considering a move for Saville.

As they have shown so far, they didn't need him.

Midfield is a position of real strength for Marcelo Bielsa's side, with Mateusz Klich's netting three goals in five games and earning an international recall for Poland.

Mateusz Klich of Poland in action during the international friendly match between Poland and Republic of Ireland at the Stadion Miejski on September 11, 2018 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Kalvin Phillips has been a revelation this season, while Leeds also have £4.5 million January signing Adam Forshaw ready to return.

Saville scored 10 goals for Millwall last season and will be a big miss.

Their first game since his departure was a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea, and it will likely be Ryan Tunnicliffe who steps in again.

The former Manchester United prospect has his work cut out against Leeds, who might just be playing Millwall away at the right time. 

A general view of the ground ahead of The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

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