IAN Holloway wants to help Millwall loanee DJ Campbell get his career back on track after he was arrested in connection with spot-fixing allegations last year.
Holloway, who knows the striker well from their time together at Blackpool, is confident the 32-year-old has done nothing wrong.
Campbell was held by police in December before being bailed without charge until April.
And Holloway hopes he can rediscover his goalscoring instincts at The Den after failing to hit the back of the net in nine appearances for parent club Blackburn this season.
"DJ has helped me before in my life and I want to help him again," said the Lions boss. "He seems to understand what I want from him and does it quite well.
"At this precise moment in time, he's got something hanging over him that I don't for one second believe he has done.
"People are innocent until proven guilty, so I want him to enjoy his football again.
"If he comes in and scores goals, our fans will love him. I'll be delighted if I can help him in this period of his life because he's helped me in the past by scoring goals.
"We have a good understanding of each other and hopefully we can be successful again.
"I do not think he is as fit as he was before at the moment, but I had a chance to assess him last week and I'll bring him into the group for the Sheffield Wednesday game.
"The most important thing about the group is they know I can make some changes if I want to, and DJ knows how I want him to play.
"I'm delighted to be able to add him to the squad."
Holloway, who has also signed Ryan Fredericks and Shaun Williams this month, has until Friday evening to make further additions to his squad.
But he is happy to wait until the loan window reopens before bringing in more fresh faces.
"Only the Premier League boys can't strengthen their squads after Friday," said Holloway. "They will be rushing around trying to buy people, whereas I'm going to be very relaxed.
"But what the group have been doing so far this season hasn't been good enough, and I've got weed out some who haven't been helping the group and get others in who can.
"I've got to do that as quickly as I can."