IAN Holloway is planning a gruelling week's training in Portugal for his squad.
The Lions will jet off to the Algarve after their match against Ipswich Town on Saturday, as revealed by NewsAtDen, but Holloway has assured fans the trip will be no holiday.
Holloway has slammed the current fitness levels of his players and will put them through triple training sessions during the five-day trip.
"I have got some serious work to do," he said. "I've got nine players who I wouldn't deem fit to select because of their body fat percentages.
"I'm not blaming anyone else for that other than the players.
"They are the ones who have been putting things in their faces. When things are not going well, it's very easy to get sloppy and muddy the waters as to whose fault that is.
"It's all about taking responsibility. There will be nowhere for them to hide in my regime. The chairman has given me total autonomy in terms of raising standards.
"I don't think the players helped Steve Lomas at all. It is very convenient to use the West Ham thing and hide behind that. They won't be able to hide from me.
"In no uncertain terms, I am their manager and they better do what I say. If they don't, they won't be here for much longer – it is as simple as that.
"I don't care how long their contracts are, I'm not here to mess about. We have to stay up and then get promoted – I haven't come here to fail."
Holloway believes the Portugal training camp could be the key to turning the Lions' season around and has thanked chairman John Berylson for financing the trip.
"I was embarrassed to ask him to be honest," he said. "A Championship club shouldn't need to go on a training camp halfway through the season. I've got to do a pre-season with them.
"Luckily we are out of the FA Cup – which was the defeat that got me the job in the first place – and we have a weekend off, so I can take the players away.
"I can control what they eat, what time they go to bed, the training levels and hopefully we will get them caught up.
"By the end of next week, I will know who is responding to my methods and who I'll need to replace.
"Either some of them will be too far off the pace for now, and I will replace them short-term, or I'll have to replace them long-term because they're not what I want.
"I don't care what anyone's achieved for Millwall in the past – that's irrelevant – it's all about where we're going now. This is the new Millwall.
"For instance, I've worked with Danny Shittu before but I will judge him only on what he can do for me now and in the future. If that's not good enough, I'll tell him.
"I will be judged on my results and the players should be no different. You should only get a contract based on what you can do next, not what you've already done.
"I'm going to make it blatantly obvious what I want and how I'm going to do things, and I'll make some changes if I need to.
"The first thing some of them need to do, in terms of their fitness, is get out of the red and into the yellow, and then out of the yellow and into the green.
"Anybody with too high a body fat percentage is in the red, if they're not perfect they are in the yellow and to be honest they should all be in the green.
"This is a positive thing – not criticism. I am going to get some hours into them and they are going to understand what I want and expect.
"If the standards weren't set previously, then I will set them.
"If the fans think I am taking the squad out to Portugal for a jolly up, they are wrong – that's not what I'm doing. I wouldn't dare. This is going to be a factory.
"They will be out on the grass doing three sessions every day. I can control the weather and the pitch surfaces – there won't be any frost or any waterlogged areas.
"I'll also have them for 24 hours a day, I can watch what they eat and they won't be drinking anything other than water or health drinks.
"I have been to this facility before with Blackpool. It's a resort that specialises in football. Lokomotiv Moscow are over there so we'll be sharing the three pitches with them.
"It was Marc Bircham's idea and a quite brilliant one at that. I thank the chairman and chief executive for making it possible.
"I will have at least nine hours a day to educate and work the players and get my philosophy across to them."