IAN Holloway has revealed that "five or six" youngsters will join Millwall's first-team ranks when the squad returns for pre-season training.
The Lions boss believes the likes of Fred Onyedinma, Aiden O'Brien, John Marquis and Jake Goodman could all have a part to play for the senior side during the 2014-15 campaign.
And Holloway insists that he will not "block things up" for Millwall's rising stars by signing hordes of players from other clubs this summer.
"I'm really looking forward to working with the young ones – there are five or six of them who will be added to the squad from the start of pre-season," he said.
"That is why I'm not jumping in on every deal at the moment because I believe one or two of them might come through.
"The last thing I want to do is fill their spaces in the squad if I then decide they are good enough. We've got a really decent academy set up.
"Scott Fitzgerald works his socks off and I've got an U21s coach [Neil Harris] who's Millwall through and through, so I want to build a long-term relationship with them.
"Young players at the club have to see a route through to the first team and that's the future for us. I don't want to block things up for them.
"We've got a batch at the moment who might have a chance. Fred will have a chance and I've got to have a look at the likes of O'Brien, Goodman and Marquis to see where they are.
"Hopefully I can utilise the youngsters because their attitudes are spot-on.
"Are they physically ready? If not, I'll loan them out and add to my squad but from the right age groups."