SKIPPER Andy Booth says every player must "stand up and be counted" for Town to win tomorrow's FA Cup-tie at Accrington (1.00).
The 29-year-old frontman is determined to avoid a giant-killing by the Conference side in front of the live BBC1 cameras and today rallied his team for a full-blooded battle.
"Everyone will be looking out for an upset and, if we don't perform, then we will be on the wrong end of one," said Booth, one of few McAlpine men to have played at the Crown Ground, in an FA Youth Cup-tie more than a decade ago.
"We've just got to stand up and be counted and if we play like we can, then we should be good enough to go through.
"It makes it all the more appetising because it's live on TV and Accrington have nothing to lose, but it's a chance for us to show everyone that we're a good side in our own right and it would be nice to put on a show."
The second-round draw is at 3pm tomorrow. Should a replay be needed, it will be at the McAlpine on Tuesday, November 18 (7.45).
"After a couple of tough weeks away from home, it would be great to win well and set ourselves up for the League game at home against Hull," said Booth.
"We have to start doing better away from home, but we can't just take it for granted it will happen tomorrow, otherwise we will get beaten.
"We have to perform well, defend solidly like the gaffer has said and hopefully build on a positive start. We don't want to be letting them get their noses in front, like we did up at Carlisle the other night."
Accrington - who beat Phil Starbuck's Leigh RMI in the final qualifying round - have lost only once in six outings.
They play a 4-5-1 formation, with 10-goal leading scorer Lutel James playing wide on the right and nippy Paul Mullin up front on his own.
Captain Peter Cavanagh returns at right-back after suspension and Town chief Peter Jackson expects a tough match.
"You only have to look at how well Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil have done this season to realise there is not much gap between the Third Division and the Conference," he said.
"You have to expect them to come at us, but we are going there to win and to book our place in the draw."