KENNY Jackett's track record of developing young Premier League stars was a crucial factor in Benik Afobe's move to Millwall, chief executive Andy Ambler believes.
As revealed by NewsAtDen, Arsenal striker Afobe is joining the Lions on a youth loan until the end of the season and will go straight into the squad to face Blackpool on Saturday.
And Ambler thinks the example set by the likes of Harry Kane, Chris Wood and Adam Smith during their time in South London helped convince the 19-year-old – and the Gunners – of the move.
He said: "Premier League clubs see that we are stable, have the longest-serving manager in the Championship whilst others around us are hiring and firing managers. That does go in our favour.
"Kenny is a very good coach who can develop young players and he's proven in that respect. The top clubs would be silly to ignore Millwall as an option for their players.
"There's no doubt that we've been looking at Benik in the past few transfer windows. For whatever reason, he hasn't come to us and we were disappointed when he went to Bolton in the summer.
"So we're delighted to finally bring Benik to Millwall for the rest of the season. We're hoping our combination of strikers can get us back into the form we were in before Christmas."