Adam Barrett dedicated Millwall's win to the departed Neil Harris and David Livermore after he took charge of the sides 2-1 victory over Leeds United. 

Harris and his assistant, Livermore resigned from their roles from the club on Thursday evening in a shock announcement after the club drew 1-1 with Luton Town only 24 hours prior.

Harris spent four and half years in the Millwall dugout, and Adam Barrett took charge of the team as caretaker immediately after his departure.  

"It’s been a real topsy-turvy, whirlwind 24, 48 hours," Barrett said. 

"I wanted to put a performance on and the lads wanted to put a performance on for Neil and David. 

"They've been instrumental in this club. They turned the club around and put an infrastructure in place. I was proud that we got a performance for Neil and David. 

"The gaffer brought me to the football club, he gave me an opportunity when I retired from playing. I will be forever thankful for that. To get a victory for him meant an awful lot to everyone involved in the football club."

Despite his resignation, Barrett explained he has been in contact with Harris over the course of the week as the manager came to Calmont Road on Friday morning to say his goodbyes to staff and players. 

"I’ve spoken to Neil a couple of times. He came in on the Friday and spoke to the staff and the players. Neil made his decision and stepped away and let us get on and prepare, the top professional and the top guy that he is. 

I spoke to him last night. I’ll always be in contact with him and I’m forever grateful to him for giving me my opportunity. 

"Neil phoned me Thursday evening, I was watching my boy play football for his school.

"He said, ‘Are you sitting down?’ I said, ‘I can’t sit down, I’m in a field!’ And he just said, ‘I’ve decided to resign, David’s going and I’d like you to take the game Saturday.’ It hit me like a tonne of bricks, I’m not going to lie.

"That’s how I found out. He said he really wanted me to take the game. He said, ‘I think you’re ready, I’ve worked with you a long time and I want you to take it, the board wants you to take Saturday.’

"He’s brought a lot of players to the football club, we’ve got a great spirit and you can see that. Neil created that."