By Danny Mills

26th Jun, 2021 | 10:00am

Mills worried Leeds development may be 'devastating for fans'

Danny Mills has backed Leeds United to sell out Elland Road consistently when the capacity is increased to 55,000.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender admitted he hoped the plans did not mean any stands were closed for next season.

Leeds Live reported on 23 June stadium expansion plans have been given a boost after councillors gave the green light to scrap existing plans for Fullerton Park.

Leeds have scrapped plans for a new training ground at the site to focus on expanding their stadium.

“It’s going to be really interesting to see how they do it,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Elland Road at the minute is 38,000-40,000 depending on how they configure it and it’s fantastic.

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“There are parts of the stadium that certainly need updating, I think everybody is fully aware of that.

“It does need updating. Taking it up to 55,000, I have no doubts that it will sell out. You still have to be careful because it’s still just one season in the Premier League. You need to make sure you stay there.

“It’s great to have these plans, but it has to be done carefully and cautiously. What’s going to be interesting is to see how they do it and whether they do something like Liverpool did and build around the current stand and knock it down next summer.

“The last thing you want to do. It would be devastating for Leeds fans because it will be their first season back in the ground in the Premier League.”

In other news, a Leeds United player has been told to find a new club just months after signing a new long-term deal.