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GE­ORGE SAV­ILLE thought he was fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle at Wolves be­fore jus­ti­fy­ing his place in the team with a dou­ble against Derby County last week­end.

The 22-year-old mid­fielder left Chelsea in 2014 but, since land­ing at Wolves, has been farmed out to Bris­tol City and Mill­wall on loan.

Now, though, he is a per­ma­nent fix­ture in the Black Coun­try af­ter his per­for­mances for the Lions ear­lier this sea­son per­suaded boss Kenny Jack­ett to give him an­other go.

“It’s been a tough year go­ing out on loan twice and think­ing you’re not good enough to get into the team, but you have to be men­tally strong,” said Sav­ille, whose strikes against the Rams were his first two goals for the club.

“You have to block a few things out. You’ve got to stay strong, keep work­ing hard and any­thing can hap­pen. I’ve hope­fully showed the sup­port­ers what I’m ca­pa­ble of.

“I’ve never doubted my­self.

“I know it’s a cliché, but you can’t do it with­out sup­port. That comes from your fam­ily and your friends. They’re push­ing me and help­ing me through the tough times.”

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