IAN Holloway is determined to help Magaye Gueye get his career back on track.
The Lions have snapped up the winger, formerly of Everton, on a one-year contract after he impressed during a two-week trial stint.
Holloway admits there is some risk attached to the signing but believes he can bring out Gueye's undoubted talent during his time at The Den.
"I'm delighted to get him signed up – I have found him to be a very pleasant boy," said the Millwall boss.
"He wants to listen, he wants to learn and I want him to fulfil his potential.
"Every now and again you take on a player like him. I'm going to try to help him and put him straight. Players lose their way for all sorts of reasons.
"I want to get him back on the right path and get him enjoying his football again. When he's fit he's a really good player."
Gueye faces a race against time to be fit for the season-opener against Leeds on August 9.
The 24-year-old, who is receiving guidance from the club about where to live, has been starved of competitive action over the past 12 months.
"I can't see him starting," Holloway said. "I don't think he will be ready – but he might be in the squad. It's all down to him really.
"It was important that we got the contract sorted out in a way that was suitable for us and will enable us to help him with some issues.
"We've managed to do that – which wasn't easy – so onwards and upwards."