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Key Millwall figure offers insight into his future ambitions

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Millwall’s caretaker manager Adam Barrett has said he ‘doesn’t know’ if he’ll take charge of the club’s game against Cardiff City next Tuesday, stating his ‘thoughts are purely on the Brentford game’ this weekend.

Millwall have been without a manager since Neil Harris’ departure earlier this month.

Adam Barrett has taken temporary charge of the Lions, who beat Leeds United 2-1 at The Den in Barrett’s first game before the international break.

The club travel to Brentford this weekend, where Barrett will look to make it two wins from two as he looks to land the job on a permanent basis at Millwall.

Speaking to NewsAtDen today, Barrett said:

“I can’t wait for it, it’s another great game and a London derby. It’ll be a good atmosphere and I’m sure we’re going to pack the away end.

“I don’t know what’s happening with the Cardiff game, I’ve just been asked to take Saturday’s game at Brentford. I’m delighted to do that and I’m fully focused on it and the preparation.

“I haven’t been told yet so I don’t know whether I’ll be taking the game on Tuesday or not. All my thoughts are purely on Brentford.

“Obviously if I am taking the Cardiff game we have to make sure preparations are in place. But I’m just fully focused now on Saturday.”

Brentford are 17th in the Championship – two places below Millwall in 15th.

Thomas Frank’s side have stuttered so far this season and with just one win in five, Frank is coming under scrutiny from some fans as he celebrates a year in charge of the club this week.

The verdict

Millwall’s win over Leeds was a miracle on Barrett’s behalf, and paid homage to Harris who was loved by all at the club having spent several years there as a player and a manager.

A trip to Brentford this weekend will be just as tough. Brentford have only scored nine goals this season, but seven of them have come from Ollie Watkins – he’ll be Millwall’s main threat on Saturday.

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