KENNY Jackett admits Millwall could still dip into the loan market before the deadline closes next Thursday.

The Lions boss has already drafted in keeper Maik Taylor from Leeds earlier this week after Steve Mildenhall failed to recover quickly enough from his injury problem.

And Jackett suggested similar injuries to other squad members would ultimately dictate whether he would make use of the loan system again before March 22.

He said: “There is a week to go still until the deadline and we have a few ideas, but we will see how Saturday and Tuesday goes and how our injured players Shane Lowry, Tony Craig and Liam Trotter are.

“We will see how they respond and make sure in a vital period of time for the club we don’t get caught in any position.”

On Taylor’s signing, Jackett added: “We’ve had injury problems with Steve Mildenhall, he still hasn’t got over the ankle problem which has been troubling him for some time now.

“We don’t know how that’s to respond really over the next few weeks.

“Being so close to the end of the season, it was a good opportunity for me to bring in an experienced keeper.

“With the position we are in Maik ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what he can bring.”

Jackett also ruled out the possibility of any of his players heading the other way on loan to other clubs.

“I don’t think so because the people who are out on loan are already out on loan,” the boss said.

Millwall take on leaders Southampton at The Den on Saturday, desperate to end a poor run of results on home turf which has seen them fail to pick up three points in SE16 since the 1-0 win over Portsmouth on Boxing Day.

That goes a long way to explaining exactly why the Lions remain at the wrong end of the table going into the Saints clash but it is a problem Jackett is determined to rectify as soon as possible.

He said: “It’s a big game for us. We respect Southampton and the season they are having but really it is about our own performance.

“Our home form has to change at some stage and we have to make it change.

“Results at The Den haven’t been very good so we are determined to make that change and it is only ourselves who can do that.

“Southampton are a big club and will make it a great atmosphere because I think they are bringing 2,500 fans and there will be a big crowd, which should lend itself to our players.

“My main concern is turning our home form around and to win on Saturday we will have to fight and scrap for every ball.

“Putting on good performances generally ensure results look after themselves.”

Mildenhall, Lowry (ankle) and Trotter (thigh) remain on the treatment table but Craig (back) has a chance of being fit and available to face the Saints.

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