FORWARD looking manager Peter Jackson is dreaming of the day he can select both Nathan and Tom Clarke in the same Town first team.
Only one pair of brothers have figured in the same Town side since the War - Simon and Sam Collins during the 1996-97 campaign (the Taylors, Jeff and Ken, and the Seniors, Michael and Phil, never played alongside each other).
Jackson has already been deep in talks hoping to agree a new contract with Nathan Clarke, at 20, already a first-team regular.
And he believes Tom, 15 and also a centre-back, is a top prospect.
"It's a long way down the line, and I wouldn't want to put any pressure on Tom, but why not?" said Jackson.
"Nathan has settled back into the side since he started playing regularly after his injury problems of last season, and he's looking stronger and more composed with every match he plays.
"He has come through the ranks at this club, he feels comfortable here and he knows that as long as he keeps his form, he'll be playing first-team football, so there's every incentive for him to stay.
"Tom is obviously a good deal younger, but he is showing all the potential Nathan did and he's already played in our Youth Cup (Under 18) and Academy (Under 19) sides, which speaks volumes about his ability and confidence.
"David Mirfin, at 18, has shown this season that a young player can come into the team and do well, and that's a great example for Tom to follow."
While Nathan was set to play in today's crucial Third Division clash at Macclesfield, Tom was in action for the Juniors in their FA Academy Premier League clash with Barnsley at Emley this morning.