STEVE Lomas says the bulk of Millwall's first team will be on show against AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
But the Lions boss has admitted he may use the tie as an opportunity to give a select few of his fringe players some match minutes. Summer signings Nicky Bailey and Scott McDonald, who started on the bench against Yeovil last weekend, could also be given longer run-outs.
Lomas said: "It gives us a chance to maybe get a few people who need football some minutes, but on the other hand the ruling is you've got to have six players in the team who are going to start against Ipswich on Saturday, so we've got to keep that in mind. We can't change the whole team.
"If we're mentally on it, we should win the game whoever we put out. I am a firm believer that you go out to win every game. Every game is equally important and we'll certainly take that approach going into tonight."
Winger Lee Martin is another who is likely to feature – albeit from the bench.
"Lee's looked better and has got some training days behind him," Lomas said. "But you can't miss a lot of training and then hope to play straight away. It would be mismanagement from us to throw him in when he's not fully prepared."
The Dons, now managed by former Millwall defender Neal Ardley, kicked-off their 2013-14 campaign with a 1-1 draw away at Torquay United.
"We have had a couple of people watching them over the course of pre-season, so we know what they are about," Lomas said. "I played against Neal and he was a very competitive player. His team will come here fancying their chances and looking to cause a shock."
Lomas has had time to review the Lions' opening-day defeat to the Glovers and feels that his side's over-eagerness led to a disjointed performance.
He said: "In the first half we were probably trying too hard. It was the first game of the season and everyone was looking to impress. There was a big crowd, a new manager and the chairman was there, so everyone was anxious to do well.
"That came across in the first half. In the second half we settled down a wee bit, we finally got passing it and created some chances. The crowd got behind us – 13,000 sounded like 25,000, so it's up to us to get that positive play going to get the crowd fully up for it.
"The onus is on the players. If it isn't going well, the fans aren't going to be jumping and howling from their seats. The supporters fully backed the players so it's up to us to provide better days for them in future."