MILLWALL have begun drawing up a licence application to play in the Europa League next season ahead of their FA Cup semi-final against Wigan.
Victory over the Latics at Wembley next month would all-but guarantee the Lions' passage into the UEFA competition for the first time since the 2004-05 campaign.
Chief executive Andy Ambler has been readying the paperwork to ensure any application would be successful – as teams have been banned from competing for missing the deadline in the past.
Millwall would enter at the play-off stage of the competition – as they did in 2004 – where they would have to win a two-legged tie before they could proceed to the group stage.
"We've had the forms through from the Football Association just in case," Ambler told NewsAtDen. "The deadline is towards the end of April, so we have to do all the work now.
"It's quite a detailed licence application – but there is no issue other than having to put together lots of information. We comply with everything – the pitch is fine, the stadium is fine.
"There's nothing that will stop us from entering should we be successful against Wigan. It is a bit like a fit and proper persons test – but for a football club and not an individual.
"Are your floodlights the right lux? Is the pitch the right size? Have you filed your yearly accounts on time? Have you got any debt to the government? Those are the sort of things we have to answer.
"It is something we've got to be prepared for. We can't leave it until the last minute – if we do end up in Europe, we have to be ready to send the information off on time.
"We're not getting ahead of ourselves, we're just making sure we are prepared."