MILLWALL boss Steve Lomas has revealed he tried to sign Leicester City livewire Lloyd Dyer in the summer.
Dyer has been in scintillating form for the promotion-chasing Foxes this season, scoring five and assisting six goals in 19 appearances.
And Lomas wanted the winger, who had a brief spell in south London in 2006, to re-join the ranks at The Den during pre-season.
Lomas believes keeping Dyer quiet, as well as top scorer David Nugent, will be key to the Lions' chances when they travel to the King Power Stadium this Saturday.
"Those two are on fire at the moment," he said. "They've got good players all over the pitch. You only have to look at who they've got out on loan to see where they are at – Neil Danns at Bolton, Richie Wellens at Doncaster and obviously Martyn Waghorn are all starters at other Championship clubs.
"Nugent has been a top player at this level for a couple of seasons and so has the lad Dyer – I played with him at QPR so I know what he is all about. We tried to get him in the summer but in the end he stayed put. We know that they are a strong side and we'll have to go there and be resilient and keep their dangermen quiet."
But Lomas has backed the Lions to pose a goal threat of their own on Saturday – and is not planning to settle for a draw.
"I don't ever go into a game looking for a point – I don't like that approach," he said.
"We always seem to create chances – I don't think a game has gone by this season in which we haven't had opportunities to score, so we are confident of doing the same again.
"You set out for a win and if you get a draw you accept it. I feel that keeping clean sheets is going to be very important going forward because we look like scoring at the other end."
Jimmy Abdou, who missed the Barnsley win with a knee injury, returned to training on Tuesday and Lomas is confident the midfielder will be fit to start.
But Liam Trotter (groin) is likely to be out for another ten days.