DANNY Shittu's hopes of returning to the Millwall first team are being thwarted by the form of Byron Webster, according to boss Ian Holloway.
Shittu has been named on the bench for the Lions' last three games but Webster has been keeping the Nigerian out of the side with his performances.
Speaking after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Wigan, Holloway said: "Webster is looking more and more confident with every game.
"I took him off after 20 minutes at Reading but he didn't fall out with me. He understood that I had to make a tactical change.
"He has bided his time, kept a good attitude about himself and he has put everything into training like a good professional should do."
Referencing Harry Redknapp's public spat montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/ventolin with Adel Taarabt, Holloway added: "I won't get involved in anyone else’s arguments but we pay our players money and they should be fit.
"They should be working hard every time they go out there.
"Webster has done that and he is reaping his rewards now because it's going to be a long, hard season so everyone will get a chance and you have to take it when you do play.
"That's what Webster has done. I have got Shittu who, more or less every time I see him, is telling me that he's ready to play now, but Webster is keeping him out at the moment.
"The great thing for me is that if I need to make some changes, they understand that."