Former Bristol Rovers, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth figure takes up new managerial role

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The former Bristol Rovers defender has been tasked with taking charge of the second-tier club.

Adam Barett is to take caretaker charge of Millwall after the Championship club announced on Wednesday night that long-serving boss Gary Rowett would be departing.

The former Bristol Rovers defender will be in the dugout for the Lions' trip to Preston North End on Saturday, and this is the second time he will take on the role, as he helps the South London club during their search for a new boss.

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He oversaw three matches, in which he tasted a win, draw and a defeat after standing in for Neil Harris, before the club appointed Rowett. Rowett was the second-longest serving manager in the Championship before his departure, and now Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson has moved up to second, with only Mark Robins spending more time in his role than the Robins boss.

Barrett played at Bristol Rovers from 2002 to 2004 having signed from Mansfield Town. He made 98 appearances in total for the club over two seasons, scoring six goals and missed just two league games over that period. Barrett recorded 20th, and 15th placed finishes during his time in the West Country.

He is mostly known for his playing spell at Southend United, of whom he joined next after Rovers. He helped the Blues win back-to-back promotions from League Two to the Championship and scored an impressive 11 goals in 43 games.

In total, he appeared 289 times for Southend United before departing for Crystal Palace in the summer of 2010, however his stay there was short and he was quickly loaned out to Leyton Orient, before joining Bournemouth for one year. His caeeer then fimnished with two seasons at Gillingham, in which he was loaned out to Wimbledon for the first part of the 2014/15 campaign, and then he finished at his beloved Southend, before retiring in 2017.

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