IAN Holloway has challenged the likes of Richard Chaplow, Jimmy Abdou, Justin Hoyte and Josh Wright to force their way into Millwall's starting XI this year.
The Lions reported for pre-season training on Thursday and Holloway is looking forward to thoroughly assessing every member of his squad over the summer.
And the Millwall manager is hoping that those players who were on the fringes of his group at the end of the 2013-14 campaign can now force their way into first-team contention.
He said: "If Chaplow comes back fit, he can do a myriad of things with his talent – he can play in two or three positions.
"Hopefully we can get him fit and he feels he is ready to come to Portugal, so let's see what he can do for me.
"I haven't written off Wright yet – I have told him what I want him to do and I'm looking forward to see what he's done over the summer to get into the reckoning.
"The same applies to Hoyte and Abdou. I didn't use Jimmy enough so I can't wait to get some team structure into him and get him going like I did at Plymouth."
Holloway added: "I'm really looking forward to it. I've had a nice break and it's been longer than what I've been used to over the past couple of years, which has been a bonus.
"Pre-season is a good opportunity for us to see how the lads are and to see how the young lads do in the first couple of weeks.
"There will be an assessment first to see exactly what we need to do and then we will individualise some people's work if they're not quite ready.
"Those who aren't quite ready for the group will be caught up and then we'll start looking at team structure.
"We'll get the group together to see where we are, what we need and then make some decisions based on that.
"By the start of the season, we'll have a squad that I believe has got some fresh, young ones in it who can push the senior pros.
"I need to see how many spaces I should be leaving before I bring anyone else in."