MILLWALL are hoping to complete the loan signing of Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan before Saturday's home game against Brighton.
The two clubs are close to finalising a deal that will run until the end of the campaign after Garvan turned down a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
It is understood Garvan is yet to give the move the final okay.
The 26-year-old is being targeted to provide cover for Nicky Bailey, who has been ruled out for the next month with a back injury.
Earlier this week, Lions boss Ian Holloway claimed losing Bailey had been a major blow. He said: "We have not looked the same without Nicky."
Holloway is also very concerned by the prospect of losing Shaun Williams and Ed Upson to suspension, with both players one yellow card away from a ban.
Garvan and Holloway had a public falling out during their time together at Selhurst Park but have seemingly repaired their relationship.
In August, the Dubliner was left out of the Eagles' 25-man Premier League squad and then posted on Twitter: "I'll be here longer then he will…trust me."