Mills: 'Special' Elland Road development is great news for Leeds

Danny Mills has welcomed the news Leeds United fans are set to return to Elland Road next weekend.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted it is the fans that are the main motivation for players.

Boris Johnson confirmed via the BBC on Monday up to 10,000 fans will be allowed at sports stadiums from 17th May.

That means fans will be in the final two Premier League games but away supporters will not be allowed.

Leeds travel to Southampton on Tuesday night before hosting West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season.

“It’s going to be brilliant for everybody,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Even if it’s a small number of fans, it’s going to mean the world to them and that’s at every club not just Leeds for the game against West Brom.

“That’s going to be for Brighton against Manchester City on Tuesday night when they welcome the champions and I’ll be there.

“It’s great that life is getting back to normal. The whole point of playing football, yes, you want to win and enjoy yourself but also we all know that a huge part of what makes football so special is the fans.

“To get them back is absolutely vital and a real celebration.”

Leeds have a great home record this season without fans and will finish the season unbeaten against the ‘big six’ who attempted to form the European Super League.

They have won seven and lost six of their 18 games at Elland Road this term.

In other news, a title-winning side have set their sights on signing a Leeds United midfielder after Bielsa green light.