FANTASTIC! That was the verdict of manager Peter Jackson as he reflected on his best week yet back with Town.
Jackson watched his team chalk a third straight win for the first time in 18 months against Kidderminster last night, with Jon Stead scoring the only goal in front of a crowd of 8,275.
It moved Town up to a season-high 11th place and within just one point of the top seven play-off placings with Saturday's trip to Southend hot on the Third Division horizon.
"We've had a fantastic week beating Sunderland, Orient and Kidderminster and I'm proud of the lads," said Jackson today.
"Managers are judged on victories, not on playing well and earning draws, and we said all along how important it was to build on the Carling Cup win with six points in the League.
"We've done just that by scoring goals and keeping clean sheets and I can't ask any more of my players than they go down to Southend and set their stall out to get another three points."
There were no fresh injuries last night, although the booking which nine-goal Stead got for protesting at an offside flag preventing his 10th has taken him to four for the season - one away from a ban.
"We are just re-charging the batteries today for what we know will be another test at Southend, and there were times last night when we looked a bit tired," added the manager.
"Full credit to all the players - especially the young ones - for the way they battled through, though, and confidence is sky high for the trip to Roots Hall.
"Even though we are moving up the table and we've had three wins on the trot, the lads were very disappointed about their overall performance last night, but that's typical of their attitude.
"The reason this club will do well is because we've got honest people on the pitch and honest people on the staff behind the scenes, and for me this has been the best week we've had since I returned to the club.
"None of the kids have let anyone down, we are making the McAlpine the fortress we need it to be with the help of magnificent support and there's only one thing on our minds for Saturday - trying to make it four wins on the spin with the incentive of possibly getting into the play-off places."
Jackson confirmed Efe Sodje will replace suspended Paul Scott at Southend, who are fourth from bottom after drawing 0-0 at Darlington last night.
* Academy chief Gerry Murphy says he has never heard of Yaroslav Pikunov, who is listed with Lokomotiv Moscow as having signed from Town Juniors and who was mentioned on ITV's Champions League coverage last night.