IAN Holloway says Millwall are already making plans for the January transfer window after missing out on their loan targets.
The Lions were unable to bring in a forward to replace Mathias Ranegie before Thursday's 5pm deadline for short-term deals in the Football League.
As reported by NewsAtDen yesterday, Fulham denied Matt Smith the opportunity to move to The Den because Millwall are a divisional rival. He joined Bristol City instead.
Holloway also asked Brighton about Chris O'Grady and Craig Mackail-Smith but was given the same answer, with the duo signing for Sheffield United and Peterborough respectively.
The Lions will now line up deals for the New Year.
"January is the one," said Holloway. "We don't have any injuries at the minute and there are only five games until the window opens again.
"Fulham have seen us a threat to their survival – so have Brighton. This is a new experience for me. Targets have gone to teams in a lower division.
"We're going to have to get some cash together to buy someone because the situation is going to be the same in January. We're going to have to be clever.
"I have had a long chat with Mick Harford about what we're going to do. It doesn't take a genius to work out that we will be looking in the lower leagues."