Danny Mills has claimed Leeds United have been handed a “massive” boost as Kalvin Phillips steps up his comeback bid.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the ex-United defender is delighted the England international has returned to light training at the club’s training headquarters.

This site revealed earlier this week that Phillips, 24, is cycling and doing leg work at the club’s training base as he closes in on a playing return.

Phillips is targeting a return for the Premier League clash against Arsenal immediately after the international break.

It remains to be seen whether that fixture is achievable but Mills is no doubt how important it is for the central midfielder to be back in training.

He told Football Insider: “It’s going to be a massive boost.

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“Leeds have got a small squad, that’s how Marcelo Bielsa likes it, it’s why Leeds have been so successful. But when you lose one of your most influential players then of course, it’s going to create a little bit of a void.

“That’s what’s happened, but equally on that, having spoken to people at the club, they were always aware that there was going to be spells where they might not win a game for five or six games.

“Now this is not the championship, where you bounce back every single time immediately. This is the Premier League, it doesn’t happen.

“There’s no issues, it will be expected and they’ll just continue what they’re doing.”

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