Millwall will replace Frampton but must be "right character"

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NEIL HARRIS says he has no immediate plans to replace Andy Frampton, who Millwall this week confirmed has left the club for family reasons.

Frampton, who played for Millwall between 2007 and 2011, returned last summer as a development coach after finishing his playing career with AFC Wimbledon.

The 36-year-old became part of Harris’ backroom team in September and was an important and influential voice in the dressing room.

However, Frampton is also involved in his family’s property business, and it is thought he was finding it more difficult to split his responsibilities between his two roles.

Justin Skinner, the Elite Development Squad boss, has taken over Frampton's duties with the first team on matchdays.

However, Harris isn’t going to rush appointing any potential successor to his former teammate.

“I think in time, yeah, of course,” Harris said when asked about a replacement.

“Andy left us after the Crewe game so we had three away games without him and three good results.

“But Framps is a top fella and a really good Millwall person.

“So will I replace him? Yes, in time. But it has to be the right character to fit in with our group. We’ve got a real good group of lads here.”

John Kelly

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