IAN Holloway believes there are too many senior professionals at Millwall.
The new Lions boss is unsure whether he will have to "prune" his squad during the January transfer window, but admits he needs to strike a balance between youth and experience.
"I've got to unite us and join everybody together," he said. "As long as they work as hard all Millwall sides should do, the fans won't turn on them – it's as simple as that.
"At the minute there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. We've got lots of senior professionals and I've got to clear their minds.
"I've already told them that I cannot pick them all in the same team – so stop moaning, sit on the side, be happy when you come on and do what you can to help me."
Holloway believes he is qualified to repair any divisions in the Millwall dressing room.
He said: "My reputation goes way before me now because of all the players I have worked with in the past.
"They all know I'll tell them the truth and help them get a move if I cannot give them what they want here. That senior group is something that I can't wait to work with.
"I might have to prune it but I don't know for sure. It's all about the balance between senior players and young players, experienced players and inexperienced players."
The Lions face Huddersfield Town on Saturday in Holloway's first game in charge, and the 50-year-old has revealed he has already picked his starting XI.
"This group isn't a group yet, but they are learning how to be one, and I've started with a bit of honesty," he said. "I told them, 'that's the team, that's what we're going to do and here we go', and they were all shocked.
"'I ain't picking you son because I want him to do that, you're good but I want him to do this, so sit there, be nice and be chuffed, because it's a bloody privilege to be here. End of.'
"It is a privilege. How many people would have applied for this job? I bet the queue would have been out of the door.
"I watched the Southend game and it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it might be. In a funny way, it did me the biggest favour ever because the chairman was at that game and he felt he really had to do something decisive, which turned out to be fantastic news for me."
Holloway says he has made two changes to the side beaten 4-1 by Southend.
"Those changes are based on what Huddersfield will be doing and what I saw watching the Southend game on the DVD," he said.
"One change is enforced. The lad I have changed is really unlucky and I've already spoken to him about it. I feel we're going to need to do certain things to counteract Huddersfield.
"It is impossible for me to fairly pick a team right now. I will assess things this weekend and we'll play our own U21s next week in training so I can watch all of the players. It's more about giving the lads standards and see how they respond."