Mills: Leeds players handed 'massive' boost by Elland Road development
The Leeds United squad will be handed a “massive” boost by the return of fans to Elland Road, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted the quality of matches are better with fans in the stadium.
The UK government announced last week sports stadiums in England will return to full capacity on 19 July.
Leeds will begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to Manchester United on 14 August.
Therefore they will welcome fans back to Elland Road for the fixture against Everton the following weekend.
Last season, 10,000 fans were in attendance for the Whites’ final game of the season against West Brom.
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It was the final appearance of club icons Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi.
“Fans back everywhere will be a huge lift for everybody,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“The players, the fans, the club finances. The whole situation will give everybody a massive lift.
“You’re not going to get the scenes we had down at Wembley where there’s 1000s of fans congregating without tickets. That isn’t going to happen at Premier League stadiums. That situation was a one-off.
“Football is so much better when fans are in, we’ve seen that. The players especially will be looking forward to having them back in.”
The FA will conduct a full review after a large number of fans without tickets stormed Wembley on Sunday for the European Championship final.
Ugly scenes saw fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates.