AN FA Cup third round tie against Bradford could offer Millwall's youngsters – notably flying winger Fred Onyedinma – an opportunity to get more first-team experience.
Boss Ian Holloway will not take the League One Bantams lightly when the two sides meet in the competition in January but could throw in a couple of academy graduates.
Onyedinma is currently on loan at Wycombe Wanderers but was denied permission to play in round two last weekend.
His spell with the Chairboys comes to an end on January 3 – the scheduled date of the Bradford game – but the 18-year-old could be brought back to The Den in order to play.
"I can see Fred being involved in the squad," Holloway said. "Bradford have had a great cup run recently and I want to get into the next round.
"I'm glad it's a home game. We've got to please our fans at The Den and I might be able to play one or two of the younger ones.
"If Fred does well at Wycombe and gets into their team, then great."
Jake Goodman, on loan at AFC Wimbledon, did feature in round two and kept a clean sheet on his debut.
"I let Jake play because I think he's got three or four people ahead of him at the moment," Holloway added.
"It will do him good to see how well he can do and we'll be watching. He played really well the other day."