RONALD Koeman has no intention of fielding a weakened team against Millwall this evening, with Southampton set to take the Capital One Cup seriously.
The Saints have played only two competitive fixtures – both in the Premier League – since the start of the new season, and Koeman says his first-choice XI is still in need of match minutes.
£12million-striker Shane Long is one of five new signings who is still in the process of settling in at St Mary's.
Speaking to Southampton's official site, Koeman said: "The objective for tonight is to win and to progress in the League Cup.
"We are at the beginning of the season, and we've changed a lot as a team so we need time, we need sessions and we need matches to put everybody together and to make the team better.
"We've prepared ourselves seriously and in a good way. We'd like to win every match and, for that reason, we will take this very seriously.
"We've stated the season okay, and now we need to win.
"We have some players who are not 100%, and tomorrow is not a match to take a big risk with some players who might not be in a good physical state to play, but I won’t change a lot."