STEVE Lomas insists Millwall chairman John Berylson has assured him of his full financial backing in the transfer market this summer.
The new Lions manager officially started work on Monday and will waste little time in strengthening his squad – despite publicly stating that he will not rush into any deals.
And the former St Johnstone boss says Berylson has offered him his full support. He said: "I understand there is a budget here but the chairman has assured me he will do all he can to get the players that I need.
"The chairman and Andy Ambler have said to me: 'Tell me what you need.' My phone has been red hot and we are working away.
"But if you look at the wide spectrum of budgets in the Championship, you can say money doesn't always get the right rewards.
"And we have some good players here and it is now a clean slate for the future. The players here have an opportunity to prove to me that they want to be part of it now."