ANDY HOLDSWORTH is keen for Town to cut out any daft mistakes in tomorrow's FA Cup second-round clash at Worcester City (1.05).
The 21-year-old right-back believes Town will go through to the big third-round draw as long as they keep it tight at the back in front of the BBC TV cameras.
He also believes more solid defence will enable Peter Jackson's second-placed side to keep pushing for promotion in the away League I games at MK Dons (Tuesday) and Bristol City (a week today).
"We need to cut out the mistakes which have been costing us and then there should be no problem at Worcester," said Holdsworth, who has been having ice on the shin injury which required three stitches during the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest seven days ago.
"More clean sheets will help us to keep going at the top because we know, as an attacking side, we are very difficult to stop.
"I thought we played very well as a back four against Forest and the only disappointment was that goal we conceded right after half-time.
"It's happened to us a few times now and I don't really know why.
"On Saturday I suppose we were still in the changing rooms and we need to make sure we start each second half quicker."
Holdsworth is keen to add more Cup success to a League campaign in which Town are established five points clear in the promotion places.
"We just need to keep plodding along in every game, whoever the opposition are, because if we play like we can we are confident of winning every time," he said.
"We've got three hard games now in the space of a week, starting down at Worcester, and we will be up for every one of them.
"I'm really enjoying playing at the moment and I feel that when the team plays well, I play well.
"To have Danny Adams on the opposite flank going forward and then to be playing alongside David Mirfin and Nathan Clarke is just great for me.
"Mirf is so quick and strong that strikers find it very hard to go past him and then Nathan reads the game so well and uses his pace to mop things up. It's a tremendous combination."
The third-round draw takes place immediately after the Worcester versus Town tie and will also be screened live.
Town, should they go through, will be ball No61.
In last night's ties, Mansfield defeated Grays 3-0, while Port Vale and Bristol Rovers drew 1-1 at Vale Park.