Ben Thompson wants to fight for a first-team place at Millwall.

The midfielder has made just six appearances this season and is behind George Saville, Shaun Williams and Ryan Tunnicliffe in the pecking order at the Den.

And despite his lack of game time, the 22-year-old says his priorities lie with boyhood club Millwall.

When asked if he would like to go on loan before the January transfer window shuts, Thompson told News Shopper: “It’s been discussed and it’s an option so I can’t rule it out.

“We’ll have to wait and see. My priorities are here at Millwall and I want to stay at Millwall.

“But obviously, if I need game time then I will go out. We’ll have to see what the manager decides and see what the future holds.

“I want to play in the first-team here and that’s the one goal.

MORE: 'Tim Cahill, Leeds away and remaining transfer targets for Millwall'

“It’s frustrating. I want to be in the team and play week in, week out. Not playing is very frustrating. I’m losing match fitness.

“It’s a tough one really. I can see I’ve got three very good players ahead of me that have Championship experience.

“It’s tough but hopefully I get more chances in the next few weeks and maybe prove myself and stay in the first-team.”

Millwall boss Neil Harris is likely to hand Thompson a second successive start in the FA Cup when the Lions host Rochdale tomorrow.

Thompson scored in the third-round win over Barnsley earlier this month.

He added: “I’m looking forward to it. If the manager picks me in the team, then happy days.

“We've always done well in the FA Cup, we've had some great runs against some big teams. It would be great to carry that on.

“It’s a great chance to play against top opposition. We've got a chance [of progressing to the next round] against anyone at the Den.”