SKILFUL midfielder Tony Carss is tonight looking for the "10% extra" against Leeds United in the Carling Cup which can make all the difference to Town's early campaign.
The 28-year-old goes into the eagerly-awaited first-round derby at Elland Road still hurting from the disappointment of defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
He believes Peter Jackson's squad can turn that pain to their advantage, however, and upset the odds against Kevin Blackwell's Championship challengers.
"We have all got to lift it that 10% extra, concentrate fully and believe in ourselves a little bit more," said Carss, who was twice close to breaking Town's goal draught with free-kicks at Hillsborough.
"I think we need to have more confidence around the final third.
"It's about everyone taking more responsibility and forcing that break we need in front of goal."
Town tackle Blackwell's new-look side looking to end 270 minutes without a goal since Pawel Abbott notched the winner in stoppage time at Stockport on the opening day.
"Collectively, everyone is working hard and sticking their foot in, but defensively we seem to be being punished for every little mistake we make and, at the other end, we need to start hitting the back of the net, that's for sure," added Carss.
"Generally, though, we are not getting a break in front of goal and I don't think we've quite clicked yet in the way we are capable of playing.
"I think we are being a little bit sloppy at times around the midfield and in the last third, so there is plenty we can brush up on and maybe deliver more quality balls on a consistent basis to the frontmen.
"If we get better ball to the feet of the forwards, then the midfield are going to have more to feed off in the opposition's half of the pitch."
So can Town bounce back against Leeds to record a first win in four games?
"We have to lift ourselves and there's no better inspiration than going to Elland Road," answered Carss, an ever-present so far.
"The Cup game is a bit of a bonus, really, because we can go there and get our teeth into the tie and really enjoy ourselves.
"Personally, I would take three points from Saturday instead of anything that happens tonight, but if we can get through to the next round then that will give us confidence for the Peterborough game on Saturday, which is a really important League match."
Leeds Utd (from): Sullivan, Kelly, Carlisle, Duberry, Butler, Crainey, Richardson, Wright, Pugh, Guppy, Deane, Joachim, Walton, Ricketts, McMaster, Carson, Kilgallon.
Town (from): Gray, Holdsworth, Edwards, Clarke, Mirfin, Sodje, Carss, Worthington, Brandon, Booth, Mendes, Senior, Fowler, Yates, Abbott, Schofield, McAliskey, Brown, Lloyd.
Referee: Eddie Ilderton (Tyne & Wear).