RED tape could delay Simeon Jackson's Millwall debut.
Jackson signed a short-term contract with the Lions on Saturday after being released by German club Eintracht Braunschweig.
But the deal is yet to receive international clearance, and it was unclear last night whether the 26-year-old would be eligible to face Burnley this weekend.
Boss Ian Holloway said: "I don't know whether it's a formality, but we're trying very hard to get it."
Meanwhile, Holloway insists he is not concerned that Jackson has only penned a deal at The Den until the end of the season.
"I'm not worried about it," he said. "That was the deal agreed between me and him.
"I couldn't have got him to sign for any longer than that, because he doesn't know which division the club is going to be in next year.
"I'm delighted to have him because I can assure you every other Championship club would have taken him – possibly even Premier League clubs as well.
"I'm lucky because he likes my first team coach Marc Bircham. Sometimes it comes down to your contacts. Birch has coached him and worked with him for the Canadian national team – without that connection, I don't think we'd have got him.
"Simeon could hardly walk out of the building on Tuesday after training. He's looked really sharp but he isn't used to the intensity of my training sessions. He's had a winter break as well out in Germany.
"But it's nice to someone of his ilk around, and he will help to lift the doom and gloom."
Another of Holloway's new signings, midfielder Ed Upson from Yeovil Town, is expected to start at Turf Moor.
Upson's former manager, Glovers boss Gary Johnson, claimed this week that the 24-year-old was not up to "Championship standard."
But Holloway revealed: "Ed rejected a new contract at Yeovil and I would suggest the turning down of that contract caused his manager to say that.
"We take things a little personally if a player doesn't want to be with us, although personally I wouldn't criticise a former player."