MILLWALL have not ruled out the possibility of adding a new face to their squad before the emergency loan window closes in the Football League next Thursday.
The Lions won't be able to strengthen until January once the deadline for short-term deals passes on November 27.
But manager Ian Holloway is already working with a large group so his priority is to source temporary homes for some of his fringe players and youngsters.
Millwall have tentatively enquired about QPR's Matt Phillips and Blackburn's Luke Varney – players Holloway worked with at Blackpool – but their clubs won't loan them out.
Phillips scored twice against the Lions in a reserve fixture last week – so they asked whether he would be available but were told that he's needed at Loftus Road.
Varney signed for Holloway when the Tangerines were in the Premier League, scoring five goals, but Blackburn don't want their squad to get any smaller.
Holloway also has his eye on a Premier League target but is relucatant to borrow a young player without giving Fred Onyedinma and Aiden O'Brien more game time.
Last week, Chris Eagles turned down a move to The Den before linking up with Blackpool for a trial.
Holloway acknowledges that his side needs to score more goals but believes he has enough firepower within his existing ranks.
"We are making chances without converting enough of them," he said. "Hopefully that's just a spell we've been in but that's what the difference is.
"If we had someone on eight or nine goals, where we would be in the league? So let's keep going and working at it because that's all it is.
"I've got some really good options already – Lee Gregory and Ricardo Fuller both have three goals – and Shaun Williams and Alan Dunne have chipped in too.
"We need goals from every department.
"We haven't had the fortune of getting an early goal and growing into a game like we did against Cardiff. We might have to go from back to front earlier in games."