STRIKE ace Andy Booth aims to celebrate his 32nd birthday by reaching a new goal milestone at MK Dons tonight (7.45).
Netting at the National Hockey Stadium would take his tally of League goals since returning to Town from Sheffield Wednesday to 50.
Booth's strike in the 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest in second-placed Town's last League I outing was the 118th in Town colours for the club's fourth all-time top scorer.
Of course the man who scored 53 League goals in his first spell at his hometown team (he was at Sheffield Wednesday between July 1996 and March 2001) must first win a starting berth.
It's not nailed on, because boss Peter Jackson, mindful that the 1-0 FA Cup win at Worcester was just two days ago, could make changes.
Jackson, without midfield man Danny Schofield after his Cup red card and due to give a fitness test to skipper Jon Worthington (ankle), takes a squad of 22.
He has Tony Carss, Adnan Ahmed and Michael Collins all competing for midfield berths and Gary Taylor- Fletcher and Pawel Abbott joining Booth as frontline candidates as Town aim to keep the pressure on leaders Swansea, who are ahead on goal difference (plus 20 as opposed to plus 10) as they prepare to host Scunthorpe.
MK Dons are down in 18th place, but Jackson has warned his players they face a tough test from Danny Wilson's men.
Saturday's impressive 2-1 Cup win at Southend was their fifth in the last six matches, and they are unbeaten at home in eight.
Town lost 2-1 at MK Dons (formerly Wimbledon) last season, and in this fixture as a whole, have won just one of seven previous League meetings (1-0 at the nomadic club's original Plough Lane ground in 1984-85).
"MK Dons are a mile away from the Wimbledon of old," said Jackson.
"They play some decent football, and after a shaky start, they have hit form. It's a tough test made even harder by the quick turnaround time after the Worcester game.
"But you have to accept that situation when you accept the TV money (Town pocketed £75,000 from the BBC, who screened the tie live), and as long as the players have rested up properly, we'll be okay.
"Our away form has been good this season (four wins and two draws in eight in the League) and tonight's game plus the trip to Bristol City on Saturday gives us the chance to extend that claim.
"With Swansea having two home matches (they host Colchester on Saturday), it's vital we keep in touch."
* Town's Pontins Holidays Reserve League Cup-tie at Grimsby tomorrow has been postponed.