MAGAYE Gueye's ability has never been in question despite his limited playing opportunities for Millwall this season, according to boss Ian Holloway.
Gueye was exiled from the first-team squad in October after Holloway expressed concerns about the attacker's fitness.
But he made four substitute appearances and one start during November, and finished the month on a high by scoring the Lions' equaliser against Bournemouth.
The ex-Everton man controlled Lee Gregory's deflected shot before driving the ball under goalkeeper Artur Boruc to make it 2-2 in the 88th minute.
"It was a fantastic goal," said Holloway after the game. "I don't doubt his skill at all but I want his work-rate to be the same as everyone else's.
"I've got facts in front of me that I demand day in, day out and our fans would want me to do that. We've got stats and GPS trackers that tell me how hard players are training.
"Anyone who doesn't live up to that isn't going to be picked, it's very simple. To be at that level you've got to be super-fit.
"The Championship is as hard if not harder than playing in the Premier League. Some of the teams in the top division sit off you and let you pass it, but not here.
"So to match the physicality of that game on Saturday, you have to be tip-top."
Holloway praised the contribution of former Cherries defender Scott Malone following the Lions' late show at Dean Court.
Last month, Holloway admitted that he may struggle to keep Malone beyond the end of his current contract, which expires next June.
"He had to come here and deal with being a so-called Bournemouth reject," said Holloway. "Some people aren't very nice, are they, because he's come to us and done very well.
"I think he's a terrific player and he's out-of-contract in the summer, so I have got to deal with that as well. That's not easy, is it?
"And blow me down, he will have just turned 24 when his deal runs out. Some idiot sat somewhere and decided that's what the rules are going to be.
"We can buy him, he runs out of contract at 24 and he can go for nothing? Duh!"