IAN Holloway has shrugged off Millwall's friendly shortage by suggesting that warm-up games are "a total waste of time".
The Lions have just two summer fixtures lined up – against Dartford and Stevenage – and are working hard to organise further pre-season dates.
But Holloway is relaxed about the situation and believes the most important work ahead of the new season will be carried out on the training ground.
"I'm not really bothered about friendlies – they get in the way to be honest," he said.
"The training regime that I have set up involves 50 or 60 minutes a day of proper football against each other, working patterns and shapes.
"Every day we'll practice being overloaded, scoring when there are ten men behind the ball and converting our counter attacks – we're totally focused on match scenarios.
"So if we did not have one pre-season friendly I'd be absolutely delighted because they are a total waste of time. The fans see the games and if they go well they'll get over-excited.
"The work you do in training is much more important and mainly that involves speeding up people's thought processes.
"We need to be thinking ahead about our next pass, our next run off the ball and get people comfortable in their jobs."