Date: 2nd June 2015 at 8:40pm
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Andy Frampton has returned to The Den in a coaching capacity and Justin Skinner has been appointed as our new Elite Development Squad manager.

Skinner has previously been working as Under 18s boss, assisted by Dave Livermore but with Neil Harris and Livermore stepping up to first team duties, Skinner has moved into Harris’ old position with the Under 21 squad.

Former defender Andy Frampton returns as a Development coach assisting Skinner in that area of the club.

It is the 35 year old’s first role in a coaching set up since hanging up his boots earlier this year. Frampton will also combine first team coaching duties with his position.

Larry McAvoy, who has been with our Academy set up for the last 12 years, most recently as U16s boss, takes up Skinner’s old post as U18 gaffer. He will be working together with former Wimbledon, Sunderland and Southampton striker David Connolly who also represented the Republic of Ireland on a number of occasions, including World Cup action.

Academy Director Scott Fitzgerald, told the official site or the appointments and restructuring.

‘We’re delighted to be able to announce these exciting changes after what was an extensive and thorough recruitment process. Justin has done a fantastic job since he first joined the club and many of the players he has coached are now playing week-in, week-out for the first team. It is great to see Andy back at Millwall. I know he looks back on his time at The Den with a lot of fondness and he will bring fresh ideas plus vital experience of playing for the club into his first coaching position.’

With changes to the U18 group as well, Fitzgerald added.

‘I’ve worked with Larry for a number of years now and his abilities as a coach are absolutely superb. He has worked incredibly hard since first moving to Millwall and the U18s position is a great platform for him to impress further. David is excited to get going in what is his first coaching position. His experience as a player is amongst the best, though, having played for many years in the top flight, as well as in Europe and on the international stage with Ireland.’

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