FORMER Southend United defender Adam Barrett has been named first team development coach at Millwall.

Barrett, who made 354 appearances for the Shrimpers, retired from playing last week.

And Lions boss Neil Harris is pleased to have brought Barrett to the Lions.

“We're delighted to bring Adam in as part of our coaching set-up,” said the former Blues striker.

"He has tremendous leadership qualities to add to the group, which is demonstrated by the fact that he has been captain of every club he has played for since the age of 23.

"Adam is held in high regard by all of his peers and will be hugely respected by everyone, young and old, in the squad.

"He's got real drive and enthusiasm, which is key at an important part of the season for everyone.

"Adam will be working at first team level but also with young players who are making the transition into the senior squad."