MAGAYE Gueye has been warned to expect a season of bruising tackles after being forced off with sore ribs during Tuesday's cup win over Wycombe.
Gueye took a blow to the chest and couldn't breathe, so was substituted.
The forward is expected to recover in time to feature against Fulham at the weekend but boss Ian Holloway has told the Frenchman to expect more of the same in the months ahead.
Holloway said: "We don't feel the injury is that bad. You don't get challenges like that in the Premier League, so he's got to liven up to that.
"It was a shame because I wanted him to get more minutes, but he's okay.
"He showed glimpses of some genius but I have got to make him understand to expect a bit more of that in the lower divisions."
Lee Gregory has also been patched up after suffering a cut above his eye.
Holloway has praised the striker, who was on his own up front against Wycombe, for his physical strength.
"He was good as gold," the Lions manager said.
"They shoved him around, battered him up, cut his eye but, fair play, I didn't realise he had that in his locker. He just needs a goal to settle down."