Adam Barrett’s time in charge of Millwall has done little to dampen his enthusiasm of moving into management.

Barrett took temporary charge of the Lions for their last three matches before the club announced Gary Rowett as Neil Harris’s successor who stepped down earlier this month.

Starting life with a memorable 2-1 win over Leeds United, before a gut-wrenching injury time 3-2 defeat at Brentford, Barrett looked on for a final time as his side twice came from behind to salvage a draw against Cardiff City at The Den on Tuesday night.

“I’ve tasted every emotion in two and a half weeks,” he said.

“The high of beating Leeds, the low of the defeat at Brentford, to Cardiff-a hard fought dig-in draw.

“It hasn’t put me off, I can’t lose any more hair, that’s a positive.

“It’s been a great learning curve, a great insight into it and I’m really looking forward to moving forward with the club.

“The last two and a half weeks have been unusual but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.

“Everyone here has been a tremendous support.

“Staff and players have been outstanding and it’s been a pleasure to work with them.”

Barrett had been on the club’s three-man shortlist for the permanent role alongside Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth and Rowett.

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Lions owner John Berylson opted to appoint the former Burton, Derby, Birmingham and Stoke manager after holding talks last week, but with Barrett set to stay and work under Rowett he admits it’s going to be an exciting time for the club.

“We’ve got a new manager coming in, I met with him on Monday and I think it’s going to be an exciting time with the club.

“I’m looking forward to working and learning from him, he’s experienced and will bring a fresh outlook.

“I can’t wait for that.

“Great to have a freshness, new ideas, but for someone like myself, after two and a half years into my career, I’ve loved stepping up.

“Proud and honoured that the board put confidence in me to step in a short-term basis, but with Gary and his staff coming in I can’t wait to get started.

“Hopefully we can move ford together.”

Rowett is set to meet his players today (Thursday) for the first time and will be in the dug-out for Stoke’s visit to The Den on Saturday.

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