ANDY BOOTH will lead the Reserves' attack when Town travel to Guiseley tomorrow (7.30).
The big striker will be joined by Danny Schofield and Chris Holland in the starting line-up at Nethermoor as manager Peter Jackson steps up preparations for the big League kick-off.
Booth played for only 20 minutes in last Friday's practice match against his old club Sheffield Wednesday and missed Saturday's 2-0 win at Farsley for the Reserves.
Jackson is planning to take a senior squad to Wrexham this Saturday (3.00), although he will be unable to play loan signing Lee Fowler, World Cup arrival Efe Sodje or Steve Yates, unless by then he has given an answer on a two-year McAlpine contract offer.
That will be Town's final match before the Third Division opener against Cambridge at the McAlpine on August 9 and fans are still eagerly awaiting news of the Ken Davy takeover.
I understand lawyers believe a deal is close to conclusion, but Town are still not in a position to put season tickets on sale.
Town can, however, play their opening games even if the Football League `share' is not transferred and they remain in administration - providing Begbies Traynor are happy to continue running the club.
Jackson is working on the basis it will be sorted out soon and explained: "Myself, Taff (Yorath) and the players are concentrating on football and it's going really well.
"They have done everything we have asked of them on the training ground and, considering the troubles of the club, the response from all the players has been magnificent.
"The lads are enjoying the training and the matches at the moment and we want to carry that right into the season proper."
The ankle injury to Paul Scott, who was carried off at Throstle Nest on Saturday, is not as serious as first thought and he is responding well to treatment from physio Lee Martin.
He will not be included tomorrow but midfield colleague Jon Worthington is due for a second run-out of pre-season.
Town will also include trialist Stuart Preston, who has been recommended to the club by the same scout who spotted Schofield.
"While a few senior players will be in action tomorrow, the squad will be mainly young pros and trainees but we are looking for another solid performance," said Jackson.
Former Town strikers Clyde Wijnhard and Ian Lawson are on trial at Grimsby and York respectively.