IAN Holloway has revealed that a permanent contract could be on the horizon for Dan Harding, who joined Millwall on loan from Nottingham Forest this week.
Harding is due to become a free agent in the summer so Holloway will use the left-back's temporary spell with the Lions to size him up for a longer stay.
"He's got all the qualities that I look for in a full back and he's got the experience," Holloway said of Harding.
"I think the fans will like him – and he hasn't played for a club that they hate, which will give him a head start!
"I think he will be trying to earn a contract here and that's the right start.
"The reason I haven't given him a contract yet is because we're only paying a portion of his wages. As a player, I would take him now.
"I'm going to have to convince him that he likes me and he likes us, but I think Dan will be a great fit."