JACK Powell could be handed his first Millwall start as Ian Holloway prepares to put faith in youth against Southampton in the Capital One Cup tonight.
The Lions manager is expected to make several changes to his starting XI for the visit of the Premier League side to The Den – and may select a number of the club's rising stars.
Most likely to feature is midfielder Jack Powell, who made his senior bow against Wycombe Wanderers in the first round of the competition, coming on as a second-half sub.
Holloway said: "Jack has been outstanding in the last two games for the U21s. We won both of those and that's without Fred Onyedinma, Aiden O'Brien or John Marquis playing.
"They beat Charlton on Friday – it was a bit feisty and for them it is all about winning, but for me it's about them playing my style of football.
"Well now they're going to get their chance because Powelly has been exceptional in the last two matches.
"I think he could be a Premier League midfielder one day with his passing.
"He has got a long way to go before he's as good as that but the free kick he scored against Charlton was absolutely brilliant."
After praising the 20-year-old, Holloway revealed that Powell had been in his bad books not long ago.
"I told him to have a rest and he thought playing golf was having a rest," said the Lions boss.
"I mentioned to him: 'don't play golf'. And who saw him? I did. What was I doing? Walking my dogs with my wife. And what was he doing? Playing golf.
"His reaction to that was playing brilliantly in the last two games. Sometimes you don't have to fine people, do you?"