CARLOS Edwards will resume training with Millwall as soon as he recovers from injury, according to boss Neil Harris.
The 36-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international made just eight league appearances last season before suffering knee ligament damage in September.
But Harris is positive about his prognosis.
"Carlos is great," he said. "He did really well for us when he was fit. He's got a really nasty injury but he's working hard on his rehab."
"We just said to Carlos, 'Look, keep rehabbing with us.' He can do that for as long as he needs to and as soon as he's fit he comes back and trains with us and we'll just go from there.
"And if he aspires to staying longer then so be it.
"The door's not shut on Carlos. We really, really want to help him get back fit and back playing again. Carlos and myself have a great working relationship, really cool, just going week by week really.
Meanwhile, Harris believes there is a significant drop-off in quality between the second and third tier and that Millwall will be targeted by sides looking to take a big scalp next season.
"Nowadays I think there's a massive gulf between all leagues. Premier League to Championship is huge. Championship to League One is not quite as big, but it won't be far off.
"There is a step, but League One is hugely competitive, very physical.
"There's going to be a lot of travelling in the league and because we're coming down teams will be desperate to beat us.
"Teams will like coming to the Den, to a lovely stadium, but we've got to make sure it's not a very welcoming atmosphere for them and certainly make it a hostile atmosphere on the pitch."