STEVE Lomas has warned Millwall's players that nobody can take their place in his starting line up for granted ahead of Saturday's trip to Bournemouth.
Lomas insists he will not hesitate to freshen things up on the south coast after the Lions lost 4-0 to Birmingham City in midweek.
He said: "There could be a lot of changes. Nobody can really say after the Birmingham game that they deserve to start against Bournemouth. It was a poor team performance - it wasn't just three or four individuals.
"We've had a chat but I don't think the lads needed to be told. We have had a lot of games in recent weeks so, in terms of training, it's been about getting the right balance between work and recovery.
"If you are a professional footballer and you have been beaten in that manner, your natural reaction should be to want to put things right. We are a group and we've got to bounce back.
"The only way we can do that is out on the pitch - I can talk and the players can talk, but it means nothing. I felt genuinely sorry for the fans who went to Birmingham and witnessed that. It wasn't good enough, especially off the back of three good wins."
Lomas was nominated for September's manager of the month award, which ultimately went to Burnley's Sean Dyche, but admitted that recognition felt bittersweet after Tuesday night.
"I am not bothered about what I get nominated for, I just want us to perform like we did during in our previous three games," he said.
"We have had two very poor performances in the last seven or so games, and it's very seldom you put in a poor performance and win a game of football.
"The lads know what they have to do. In this league you've got to accept that you will lose, but the manner of your performance is all-important."
Former Wolves winger Stephen Hunt is training with Millwall to maintain fitness levels but Lomas is not expecting to make any new additions to his squad before Saturday.