The Return of Andy Frampton
At last, Danny Wilson has finally secured an experienced loan signing to hopefully improve the inconstsistent Town defence. Andy Frampton joins on an initial 1 month loan deal from parent club Millwall and goes straight into the Town squad for the away match at Yeovil Town this Saturday.
Bringing Frampton in on loan sees an interesting return of a player who’s last appearance at the County Ground will be remembered only for the wrong reasons.
Town drew 1-1 with Millwall on 10th October 2009 in a fiery encounter that saw Jonathan Douglas given a straight red card after 27th minutes for a challenge similar to Alan Sheehan’s red card against Leyton Orient.
In the 64th minute, the referee levelled the game up when he showed the second straight red card of the game. Millwall Substitute Frampton walked after his flying and very late challenge caught JP high on the knee right in-front of the dugouts, and gave the referee a simple decision to make.
The controversy didn’t stop there. In the chaos that ensued after Frampton’s red card, the now infamous altercation between Neil Harris and Kevin Amankwaah took place, the less said about this the better.
Frampton is an experienced defender with over 200 league appearances at Crystal Palace, Brentford, Millwall and Leyton Orient and a former Millwall Player of the Year in 2009, exactly the player we need. Welcome back to the County Ground.