PETER JACKSON is keeping team plans strictly under wraps as Town aim to go one better than their champions of 24 years ago.
Saturday's home clash with Mansfield not only presents Town with a chance to secure promotion, but a home win will give them 17 McAlpine victories in a memorable campaign.
That's one more than Mick Buxton's famous 1979-80 warriors managed despite crashing a century of goals and taking the title.
"I always wanted to make the McAlpine a fortress because home form is the key to any successful season," said Jackson, who has striker Pawel Abbott ready for a recall after serving a three-match ban.
"We have an excellent home record and, if we can go one better than the 1980 team, that will be a fitting tribute to what the lads have achieved this season and put us one big step nearer to our goal of promotion."
Jackson must find replacements for banned duo Efe Sodje and Danny Schofield and he has Abbott, Paul Scott, Ian Hughes, Rob Edwards and Gary Harkins waiting for a call.
"Ideally you would not want to make changes at this stage, but I'm confident that the lads who step in will be up for the challenge," added Jackson.
"We have had a fantastic defensive record this season which we want to keep going with another clean sheet and all I want from the whole team is to maintain the standards which they've been hitting so well.
"The bigger the games the better we have played and this is another huge one for us. Four points will take us up and if we can take three of them on Saturday it will be a tremendous boost."
Jackson believes Town's fans can again help swing the right result.
"Our crowd were fantastic against Scunthorpe when we needed them and this is another occasion when we need them right behind us - even if the going gets tough against a good footballing side assembled by Keith Curle," said the manager, who watched the Reserves lose 2-0 at home to Barnsley yesterday.
"Over at Hull, too, our supporters were just unbelievable, so we just need everyone to come down and shout themselves hoarse in backing the lads, right from the first whistle to last."