STEVE Lomas says he faces a "conundrum" as to whether to start Steve Morison against Charlton after the striker scored on his return from injury in midweek.
Morison, making his comeback from a double hernia operation, came off the bench to net his first goal of the season as the Lions beat Blackpool 3-1.
But Lomas was giving little away when asked whether the Leeds United loanee would be fit enough to play 90 minutes at The Valley on Saturday.
He said: "It's a conundrum. He was very effective coming off the bench on Tuesday when the game was stretched. The game had opened up a little bit and his physical presence and powerful running certainly helped us, and obviously it was a fantastic finish for the goal.
"Whether we freshen things up or not is a tough one – that's what I'm paid for, to make those decisions. The lads did very well against Blackpool but it has been a demanding week."
Morison returned to action barely three weeks after having surgery, and Lomas hailed the 30-year-old's professionalism during his recovery.
"I know what it is like as a player if you have a little underlying problem – you think you can get away with it but in the end you can't," Lomas said. "I'm delighted for Steve because he worked very hard to get back. His attitude was first class.
"That goal summed up everything that I want to see from Steve – running the channels, holding people off, closing down and being a defender's nightmare. We need someone getting in behind defences and that's why I brought him in, to do that key role."