IAN Holloway is hoping Magaye Gueye will "step to the plate" and become an important player for Millwall in the second half of the season.
Gueye struck the Lions' equaliser against Bournemouth last weekend and Holloway says the attacker is working harder in training each week.
The Frenchman has already shown that he is a lethal finisher in front of goal but Holloway believes his set pieces could also prove a major asset.
"It would be nice to start scoring from free kicks and corners – that's what Magaye gives us," said the Millwall boss.
"His delivery is fantastic so he's got to step to the plate. He's a young man who's had a lot of issues and hopefully he's over all of that."
After Gueye's goal at Dean Court, Holloway urged the ex-Everton man to up his work rate.
"Everyone of my players is an attacker and a defender, so you've got to be able to do both sides of the game," added Holloway.
"His stats are reading better all the time – and the more that happens, the more I'll include him.
"As long as he's consistent, I'll reward him. If my kids want an ice cream, they've got to earn it because I won't just give them one.
"But I did that a little bit with Magaye because I love talent and he's certainly got it. I gave him things a bit too easily but not now.
"Hopefully he'll repay us and you can tell that he's up for it. If he wants to utilise the talent he's got, then I'll be the man to help him do that.
"And I think he's showing us that that's what he wants to do. So let's have more of the same from him but I need to make sure he does every aspect of the game.
"It's the same with Fred Onyedinma – he's got to learn what to do when he hasn’t got the ball, where to run and when to run."
While Gueye clearly has bags of talent, Holloway says his work-rate will determine whether he is a success at the club.
Holloway said: "The lads have got to die trying for me. The lads that do that will be the ones who make it – the ones who are desperate to improve, to keep working and running.
"If Magaye gains that, there's no limit to what he can do.
"Being at Millwall isn't about how skilful you are – they had Teddy Sheringham but the real hero in the same team was Terry Hurlock.
"If Sheringham with all those goals isn't going to be your hero and it's Hurlock, then what does that say about what we value at this club?"