THE stage is set for Andy Booth to bring down the McAlpine curtain in style.
Fans' favourite Booth will lead the line against Mansfield tomorrow (3.00) with his sights trained on a 100th Town goal to possibly help clinch promotion.
It is the 30-year-old frontman's final chance this season to reach the landmark in front of the Town faithful.
And it would be particularly special tomorrow with a 14,000-plus biggest McAlpine crowd of the season expected for the massively-important clash.
"If Boothy scores tomorrow he'll get the biggest and longest ovation ever heard at the McAlpine," said manager Peter Jackson, noting that Booth is 5/1 favourite with bookies to score first.
"To be honest, I'm not really bothered who scores because it's all about the three points and a chance to clinch promotion, but if Boothy nets one and we win the game, that will be the icing on the cake.
"He's been a great servant to this club, he has done brilliantly for me this season and, like the rest of the fans, I would love to see Boothy reach his landmark against Mansfield tomorrow in what would be a tremendous victory for this club."
Jackson has added striker Pawel Abbott to the squad after suspension and welcomes back fit-again trio Nat Brown, Iffy Onuora and Adnan Ahmed.
With Efe Sodje and Danny Schofield starting their two-match bans, Jackson is forced into changes and Booth will get the incentive of the captain's armband.
"We have got a tremendous home record and Mansfield will not fancy taking us on - so we've got to make sure we don't disappoint them," added the manager, who has recovered from a bad back which has dogged him all week.
"This has to be the most important match I've been involved with as the manager of this club, simply because of what is at stake, and we need to focus on our own objective of three points.
"If things go well down at Torquay and Kidderminster do us a favour, it will count for nothing if we don't do our own job. We have to win the game first and then look at other results."