IAN Holloway's search for a new winger could lead to contract talks with former Stoke City star Matthew Etherington.
NewsAtDen understands Etherington is on Holloway's radar after another possible target, Jermaine Pennant, chose to cut-short his trial stint at The Den.
Millwall are in the market for a wide midfielder and saw a deal for Huddersfield Town’s Sean Scannell collapse on transfer deadline day.
But Etherington, a free agent after being released by the Potters, could now fit the bill.
The 33-year-old held discussions with "three or four" Premier League clubs in the summer but failed to secure a move that would have kept him in the top flight.
With England's elite clubs now unable to add to their squads until January, Etherington is prepared to step down a division – and would be keen on joining the Lions.
The emergency loan window opened in the Football League this week but Millwall are also allowed to sign players permanently if they are unattached.
Holloway has spoken to Etherington’s agent and is now considering whether to take his interest in the ex-Tottenham and West Ham man any further.
"I've got some room to add to the squad if I want to," Holloway said. "I'm getting all sorts of people ringing me up – quality players – asking to come to Millwall.
"I've got an idea mulling through my head at the moment and I'm weighing that up."
Pennant, who is also without a club after being let go by Stoke, began training with Millwall before the international break.