MILLWALL manager Steve Lomas expects to see an improvement in his side's disciplinary record after the international break.
The Lions have picked up three red cards in 11 Championship games so far this season – and have not won a match in which they have gone a man down.
Lomas said: "We are not good enough to get players sent off and go and win games – I don't think many clubs are. You might be lucky to get a draw in this division with ten men. We've got to keep 11 on the pitch at all times.
"I have got some sympathy for the lads with the three sendings off so far, but if we are to move forward we need to improve our disciplinary record.
"We need our whole squad available for selection and our full complement on the pitch fighting and scrapping, as we did against Blackpool, Charlton and Leeds, to win games."
Lomas has been picking up the pieces from Millwall's 5-2 loss to Bournemouth last weekend but says he has not been tearing into his players behind the scenes.
"Sometimes going mad in the dressing room is just losing it for losing it's sake," he said. "It might make you feel better but it doesn't solve the problem.
"At the end of the day, there isn't going to be a mass overhaul and this squad is going to be here until the end of the season, unless we can do some wheeling and dealing, so we have to stick together.
"The players are an honest bunch and they know when they haven't done themselves justice. We have to analyse everything – the freshness of the team in particular.
"It's not an ideal thing, but perhaps we might have to make changes to the team even after we've won. You don't like to change a winning team but that may be necessary."
Scott McDonald (knee) and Richard Chaplow (groin) face a race to be fit for the visit of QPR to The Den on October 19.
Lomas added: "I'm hoping they will be fit, but they need a week's training at the very least."
Meanwhile, Lomas has played down reports in the national press linking the Lions with Leicester City's Sean St Ledger, who had a spell on loan at the club last season.