#1: Lions can't wait any longer to replace Martin
Chris Eagles' hopes of earning a contract at Millwall look at lot brighter today.
Ian Holloway admits himself that the Lions are "crying out for" a winger who can run with the ball and spearhead counter-attacks.
That point was rammed home, somewhat inevitably, when Huddersfield brought on former Lions target Sean Scannell for the final five minutes of Saturday's game.
Scannell, who Holloway tried to sign in a £300,000-deal on transfer deadline day, hugged the touchline, drew fouls and used his pace to burst into space behind Millwall's back four.
Just when the visitors needed the ball to be at the other end of the field, he was driving the play in the other direction. When the Lions did get the ball, they didn't have the same outlet.
In short, Scannell pushed his side up the pitch – and kept them there.
Magaye Gueye could be that man for the Lions.
But he is not a chalk-on-the-boots winger who will get to the byline and deliver crosses. In fact, the Frenchman would prefer to play up front given the choice.
Martyn Woolford, Holloway says, is a "twister and a jinker" – a crafty creator, and one of Millwall's best finishers, but typically he looks to cut inside from the flanks.
Against the Terriers, Scott McDonald started on the left side of Holloway's forward line. The Australian brings quality to the side but wasn't as influential out wide.
Arguably, Lee Martin is the Lions' only orthodox winger. Martin, who will be ruled out until mid-October with a knee injury, has the best cross accuracy rate in the squad.
And despite missing the last four games, only Scott Malone (32) has put more deliveries into the box than Martin (29) has so far this season.
So as Holloway acknowledges, he needs another option, in the Scannell mould, out wide. Even if Martin was fit, the Lions boss would still be looking to strengthen that department.
Having trained for three days with the Millwall squad last week, ex-Manchester United and Burnley star Eagles would seem an ideal and logical addition to the ranks.
The season before last, he scored 12 goals and assisted another dozen for Bolton in the Championship.
Eagles isn't as quick as Scannell but neither is Martin. His direct style, trickery and ability to carry the ball, however, are exactly the attributes the Lions need right now.
#2: Millwall ponderous and sluggish in attack
Holloway was right to call Ed Upson's first-half equaliser the best goal Millwall have scored so far this season. It was a well-worked move and an emphatic finish.
But that moment of attacking invention was pretty much a one-off because, for the rest of the afternoon, Huddersfield's defence was given an easy ride.
There were two glaring problems: the speed (or lack of) of the Lions' build-up play, and an apparent unwillingness to attack in numbers.
As mentioned above, someone like Eagles would get more crosses into the box but for that to make a difference there would need to be bodies on the end of them.
Ricardo Fuller had a thankless task yesterday because he was always out-numbered by centre backs and, when he did manage to win the ball, he didn't have enough support.
Millwall were far too slow to get forward and their attacks were predictable and lethargic, broken down in stages rather than swift movements up the field.
Terriers defender Mark Hudson dominated Fuller in the air and yet the Lions continued to play long balls in his general direction.
If Millwall are to play with one central striker, they need to get runners around that striker. But Fuller was totally cut off from the rest of the team.
#3: Midfield chemistry wasn't quite right
Shaun Williams, Nicky Bailey and Ed Upson each bring their own qualities to Millwall's midfield – but the chemistry between them wasn't quite right yesterday.
And that's understandable, seeing as they haven't all started a game together before.
When Bailey tore his calf in the final pre-season friendly of the summer, Williams stepped up to the plate in a big way to fill the holding role at the base of Holloway's midfield.
The Dubliner has been excellent just in front of the back four but Bailey's return to the side saw him pushed slightly further forward again, alongside Upson.
Holloway claimed that Williams and Bailey "were trying to do the same job" in the first half. As a result, Millwall's midfield was too deep.
Scott McDonald, moved out to the left flank, was also a miss in central areas. His cross for Upson's excellent goal bucked the general pattern of the match.
Holloway was also highly critical of his side's poor passing.
The stats showed that Millwall's pass accuracy was 5% below their season average, while their total number of passes was also down on the previous week's draw with Forest.
As a trio, the Lions couldn't wish for better midfielders than Williams, Bailey and Upson. But on Saturday's evidence, they'll need a bit of time to find their rhythm.
Clarifying who holds and who pushes forward will give Millwall better balance.
#4: Millwall's big summer signing will get his chance
Lee Gregory has been frustrated by a lack of game time this season.
But he returned to the squad on Saturday after a hip injury and despite failing to get off the bench, Gregory's chance in the starting XI will surely come soon.
It may even come against Birmingham in midweek.
Richardo Fuller has not yet started a Tuesday game for the Lions having played on the Saturday, so a betting man would back Holloway to make a change to his forward line.
Mathias Ranegie, who has struggled to make an impact since joining on loan from Watford, could also get the nod. But Gregory is chomping at the bit and due a run of games.
When Gregory started against Sheffield Wednesday in August, Holloway said afterwards that Millwall needed to make more of the striker's runs off the ball.
With Bailey, Upson and Williams in midfield, now could be the perfect time to unleash the 26-year-old and let him run off his frustration.
Gregory could even slot straight into Holloway's current system because of his strength and tidy hold-up play. He's not a targetman but can certainly put himself about.
Whether it's on Tuesday evening or at Derby on Saturday, the Lions have nothing to lose by throwing in their £250,000 summer signing sooner rather than later.
#5: Huddersfield are Lions' new bogie team
That's now four straight defeats for Millwall against Huddersfield. And the Lions haven't beaten the Terriers away from home since September 2009 – half a decade ago.
Holloway rightly pointed out after yesterday's defeat that both sides played their part in an "awful game". The hosts weren't much better than the visitors.
There was no tempo or pace to the contest and the atmosphere inside the ground was flat. For long spells, the 11,000 fans in the crowd could hear every kick and scream on the field.
Huddersfield, low on confidence and searching for their first victory under new boss Chris Powell, were there for the taking but Millwall couldn't build any kind of momentum.
And Nahki Wells now has three goals in his last two matches against Millwall. His 90th-minute winner last year and decisive penalty this term have cost the Lions dearly.
The John Smith's Stadium is a new bogey ground for the Lions. But if that's as good as it's going to get for Powell's Huddersfield, they may struggle to stay in the division.
Up next for Holloway's troops is another bogey side – Birmingham City. Millwall haven't beaten the Blues since 1996…