MILLWALL manager John Docherty's summer team strengthening got off to a flying start when Eire international midfielder Kevin O'Callaghan signed on the dotted line this week.
And O'Callaghan's £85,000 move from Portsmouth helped add to an exciting atmosphere of change down at the Den as Lions officials unveiled a new strip, their new sponsors and a new package of ground improvements.
O'Callaghan (above Right), models the new strip with its diagonal, blue shadow-striped shirts and white shorts, re- placing the blue ones which the club favoured last season.
Meanwhile a £25,000 operation to improve the Den playing surface is already well under way and new flood-lights will also be installed in time for next season.
"Between the beginning of last season and the start of the 1987-88 season we will have spent just under £400,000 on ground improvements" explained Millwall chairman Reg Burr.
"You would he hard pressed to find it by looking around the ground, but what we are dealing with is 40 years of neglect and we are not going to be able to put things right over-night. The current board has been in charge of the club for just under 12 months and during that time we have spent a lot of energy, time and money on laying a foundation for the revitalisation of Millwall."