STEVE Lomas has promised to introduce a straight-talking style of management to Millwall so that his players always know where they stand with him.
One criticism of former boss Kenny Jackett was that members of the Lions squad were often unsure whether they were in favour or not – and would only find out if they were playing in games at the last minute.
But Lomas says there will be no grey areas with him in charge. He said: "It's only been six years since I retired so I know what the lads are going through. You've got to be different as a manager but I'm pretty straightforward still.
"Players appreciate honesty and knowing where they're at. You have to tell them how it is. As a player, there's nothing worse than when a manager doesn't really communicate.
"There aren't going to be any problems with the players. If they want to come and speak to me, that's fine. That's the right way to do things. But they must not cross over the line – because then there's no way back for them.
"Equally, a manager is there to help his players because it's all about them. The players and the fans are the two most important aspects of the club – if you don't have them, you've got nothing. I'm there to help them achieve their maximum and I'll be demanding the best."