MILLWALL boss Steve Lomas believes there is more preparation to be done before his side kick off the Championship season against Yeovil on August 3 at The Den.

The Lions bounced back in style from last Tuesday’s shock 3-0 defeat at Brentford with an impressive display and 3-1 victory over Gillingham at the weekend.

Steve Morison grabbed a brace with strike partner Andy Keogh adding a third at Priestfield.

He said: “I still think there’s a bit to go.

“The chairman has been receptive to my ideas.

“Hopefully they can make things happen, but I’m happy with where we are at the moment.

“I was happy with the first half performance, however, the substitutes in the second half broke up the game.

“I was pleased with the performances of Steve Morison and Andy Keogh up front, but also the other two (Jermaine Easter and Dany N’Guessan).

“But for the crossbar and two or three great saves from Stuart Nelson, they would have got the goals their work-rate deserved.”

A Millwall XI squad travels to Bromley tomorrow evening and Lomas may use the opportunity to use a couple of players who are short on fitness.

The idea of a training ground game was suggested, but the Lions boss feels the Hayes Lane trip could be a more suitable opportunity.

Lomas said: “We may just use the Bromley game, we haven’t decided yet.

“It’s pretty hard at this stage of pre-season to find an opponent.

“Some of the lads got 60 minutes at Gillingham, while others got 30, so we’ll look at Tuesday night to see if we can get some of the lads playing in that.”

But Lomas did suggest Saturday’s Den encounter with Rayo Vallecano was a more realistic target for the possible return of players such as Shane Lowry and Lee Martin.

He added: “Shane has just come back into training, while Lee has been out for a couple of weeks.

“You’ve got to be careful at this stage you don’t push too early when you come back and breakdown again.”

Lomas also proposed a return to action for John Marquis sooner rather than later, with the Lewisham-born striker overcoming a groin strain which has kept him out for a large part of pre-season.

With Paul Robinson’s testimonial game coming up next weekend, the manager erred on the side of caution when asked about the defender’s chances on playing him for the entire game after last season’s injury nightmare.

Lomas explained: “I think he’s in a great position compared to where he was nine months ago.

“With regards to him playing 90 minutes next Saturday, we’ll wait and see.

“It’s a progression with Robbo.

“We’ve got to realise he’s been out for a year.”

The boss added: “He’s training most of the sessions, which is a positive.

“He is a winner and wants to get back as soon as possible, but we’ve got to take care of him and not rush him back.

“He’s got two years and hopefully many more at Millwall Football Club still to come.”

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