IAN Holloway is unlikely to throw Magaye Gueye into his starting XI for Saturday's clash with Rotherham – despite the attacker's goalscoring heroics in midweek.
Gueye, who drilled in a 95th-minute equaliser to salvage a point for the Lions against Sheffield Wednesday, is still catching up on his fitness.
So the Frenchman is set to continue in his role as a super sub – for the time being at least.
Holloway said: "He's fit enough to play, of course he is, but maybe he's better off the bench at the moment with his fitness levels.
"Magaye looked really sharp in training on Thursday.
"It was a quality goal – the shimmy, how he moved it from one foot to the other and smacked it in with his right. It was a hugely important goal.
"Everybody was involved in the celebration – they all ran over to the bench and were jumping on top of each other. It was brilliant to see."
Earlier this week, details were published of Gueye's financial troubles.
In June, the 24-year-old was declared bankrupt by Liverpool County Court.
Holloway, who had previously alluded to Gueye's "off-field problems", was upset by the report.
"I'm going to help the boy," he said. "We have known about this from day one and we've been helping him. If someone thinks this is going to shock me, there's something wrong with them.
"It's a very sad day when people write about the personal life of a young lad who has been exploited. It's sad, gutter journalism if you ask me.
"I have brought him here to play football and if he keeps scoring goals like he did the other night, then he won't have any long-term issues."