By Matthew Chadder

9th Sep, 2023 | 4:10pm

Leeds United show their pull as Millwall attendance news drops

Leeds United and their belief that they should be mixing it with the big boys in the Premier League will be reinforced by the latest attendance figures from Championship rivals Millwall.

Following their relegation from the Premier League, the target on the Whites’ back instantly doubled in size as they all of a sudden found themselves as one of the biggest clubs in their division.

They would have left plenty of rivals behind when they gained promotion back to England’s big time a few seasons ago, and now find themselves set for some fierce reunions.

And upon the resumption of club football after the ongoing international break, they are set to reunite with one of their biggest rivals, as they head down south to take on Millwall at The Den. It is a fixture that always spikes intrigue, and that has clearly not changed despite Leeds’ recent absence from England’s second tier.

This is because it has been selected for Sky Sports coverage on the Sunday 17 September lunchtime slot, and attendance figures suggest supporters are still desperate to get a taste of the action in person regardless of it being televised.

As reported by Leeds Live (9 September), the match is already sold out despite there still being a week to go until the two teams take to the pitch.

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The Den holds a maximum capacity of 18,100, and last season the Lions saw an average attendance of 14,767 fans. Therefore, the fact they have sold the game out a week in advance, while it is on TV, showcases the size and pull of Leeds United.

It will certainly be a fascinating watch as Jamie Shackleton and Charlie Cresswell return to the club they spent time on loan with last season, as they look to help the visitors earn their first win at Millwall in over a decade.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered a “fatal blow” verdict to the club.