MANAGER Steve Lomas is considering changing Millwall's formation and playing Richard Chaplow in a more central role after his side's defeat to Ipswich Town.
Lomas has used a 4-4-2 in the Lions' opening three matches of the season but could tinker with his system ahead of the visit of Huddersfield to The Den next Saturday.
Fans that travelled to Portman Road to see Millwall lose 3-0 were frustrated with the long-ball tactics on display, as well as Chaplow's positioning on the left wing.
And Lomas said: "We'll look at whether or not we can get Chappy inside a little bit more.
"You cannot always play tippy-tappy football if teams are pushing on you, but that doesn't mean we should be lumping it forward. There needs to be some movement and width to get the balls through to the forwards.
"Analysing the game in the cold light of day, the really disappointing thing was that we got to 0-0 at half-time, started well but then conceded, and that put us on the back foot.
"It's difficult when they have got two forwards up, they are pushing on you and they are tight in midfield – you can't always play short, short balls. In the first half our movement up front probably wasn't what you would want. You looked at their two [David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy] and their movement was causing us problems.
"I felt we could get down the sides of them, but we didn't – they actually got down the sides of us. That's something we've got to look at if we're playing two up front. If we're not getting down the sides when we've got two up front, you have to ask questions."
Asked whether he was concerned by his players' fitness, Lomas said: "Whichever way you look at it, when you concede goals in the manner we did, it just doesn't look good. We've got to look at all avenues."
Lomas also confirmed that the Lions now need to trim their wage bill after a busy summer of incomings: "We'll probably have to get a few out, that's for certain," he said.
"There's nothing close right now, but that may change closer to the transfer deadline. I can't make clubs take players – they either want them or they don't – but we have good lads here."