Jo Tessem is on his way to join Championship side Millwall on a month's loan having admitted: "I think my time at Southampton is over."

The 32-year-old Norweg-ian international is out of contract at the end of the season and looks unlikely to get another deal after finding games hard to come by over the past couple of years at Saints.

Tessem spent the summer on loan at Norweg-ian club Lyn Oslo, who wanted him on a permanent basis, but has agreed to the temporary switch to The Lions to put himself back in the shop window.

He was convinced to spend a month with last season's FA Cup finalists by Millwall boss Dennis Wise and said: "Dennis called me and it all happened very quickly.

"I think my time at Southampton is over and I'm looking forward to playing some football. As it stands, my contract runs out in the summer, so I've come here to play."

Tessem joined Saints from Molde in 1999 for £600,000 and has made 78 starts and 51 substitute appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals.

He initially joined as an attacking midfielder but was seen by Gordon Strachan as a striker and, once he was viewed as a frontman, found it hard to break into the squad and has not even made the bench this season under Paul Sturrock or Steve Wigley.

Tessem added: "I've played a few friendlies against Millwall and of course in the FA Cup a couple of years ago.

"There are a lot of games in this league but that suits me."

The formalities of the move are expected to be finalised tomorrow, when Millwall take on Ferencvaros in the UEFA Cup, and he should make his Lions debut against Notting-ham Forest on Sunday.