SCOTT McDonald is hoping to be given the opportunity to continue his strike partnership with Andy Keogh when Millwall face Nottingham Forest tonight.
McDonald, who made his first start of the season against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, is eyeing another 90 minutes for the Lions in their Capital One Cup tie at the City Ground.
And with Steve Morison (hernia), Jermaine Easter (hamstring) and Dany N'Guessan (knee) out, McDonald and Keogh are set to play alongside each other for the second game running.
McDonald said: "Andy led the line really well on Saturday, with me dropping off and trying to get involved in the play. He's an experienced pro and has played at the highest level. All of the strikers are good to play with, but it would be nice to build a partnership with Andy.
"I am happy to drop deep – I think Andy prefers to do that job as well, but you can't have two people doing that so we've got to be tactically aware. The manager feels it is a strength of mine to get on the ball and run at people, so I'll try and do that as best as I can."
Both managers are expected to give some of their fringe players a run out, but McDonald is still expecting a tough test from Forest, who drew 1-1 with Watford on Sunday.
He said: "I am sure there will be changes to both sides, but if we can win it will give us a bit of momentum.
"You knew as soon as Billy Davies took over at the end of last season that they were going to be promotion contenders. Billy always builds his teams from the back.
"It is always good to have lots of games early in the season because it gives people the opportunity to impress. Hopefully a few of the lads will get the chance to stake their claim."