STEVE Lomas has hinted Lee Martin may feature more regularly for Millwall after he "showed his quality" in his substitute appearance against Leeds United.
But Lomas believes the fact that the winger is being restricted to a place on the Lions bench is testament to the strength of the squad at his disposal.
"At the minute we've got a few boys chomping at the bit to get in the team, which is good for the club," he said. "Lee has been a little bit unfortunate to be left out of the team so far.
"He showed his quality with a great pass to Martyn Woolford for the first goal and he's been working hard in training. We haven't been able to get him starting but he's not far off."
Martin will be hoping to involved when Millwall travel to Birmingham tonight.
The Lions have now won three on the bounce and Lomas feels the key to his side's recent success has been their ability to stay in games for longer, having conceded early goals on a regular basis at the start of the season.
He said: "You've got to pay teams respect – in the Championship, teams aren't going to stand off you and let you pop the ball about. In this division, games are very much a battle for 75 minutes and then the game stretches and you get a little bit more space.
"The first half is all about winning individual battles, first headers and second balls, and when the game opens up hopefully we will be the ones with the bit of quality to create chances, and that's what we did against Leeds.
"But Saturday is gone now and Birmingham will be a tough game. They lost on Saturday but St Andrew's is never an easy place to go to."