CONFIDENT manager Peter Jackson has named an unchanged Town team and urged his players not to drop their standards against Boston at York Street tomorrow (3.00)
Jackson has added young Andrew Holdsworth to the squad and will also travel with Nathan Clarke in the party, just to get him back into the fold in what is Town's first ever competitive game against the Lincolnshire club.
The starting line-up will be that which so impressively dumped Derby out of the Carling Cup, however, and Jackson is in ebullient mood as he targets three points against Neil Thompson's 4-4-2 formation.
"Preparations have gone well, we've sold over 1,200 tickets and now we don't want to let ourselves down by letting our standards drop," said Jackson today.
"I've already told the lads how hard Boston are going to make it for us and how tricky the game is going to be, but if we perform like we did the other night against Derby then I'll be happy.
"We have to win our battles because no-one is going to roll over, but we fear no-one at the moment and I want to see us setting our stall out, keeping a clean sheet and attacking with real passion."
Efe Sodje and Lee Fowler will leave for international duty with Nigeria and Wales Under 21 respectively after the match, when Town will also be awaiting news of their opponents in the Carling Cup second round draw (5.30).
The 30-year-old Sodje's trip to Japan could put him in doubt for tomorrow week's home clash with York City, but Jackson explained: "Efe should be back early next Friday, I've told him to get some rest and then report at noon on the day of the game.
"I'll have a jog around with him and see how he feels, because 12,000 miles is a long haul before two games in three days."
While three-goal Jon Stead will be Boston's big concern, Jackson is hoping John Thorrington can repeat his Cup form tomorrow.
"John has set his own standard with some strong challenges, dangerous crosses and the winning goal and he's now got to live up to that," said Jackson.
"It's no good playing one good game in 10. John has got the shirt and deservedly so, but he needs to show consistency if he's going to keep it. He has got all the ability in the world and we just want to see it on a regular basis."
Boston - (from) Bastock, Sutch, Greaves, Hocking, Chapman, Rusk, Bennett, Ellender, Potter, Duffield, Douglas, Balmer, Redfearn, Jones, Logan, Croudson.
Town - Gray, Hughes, Edwards, Yates, Sodje, Thorrington, Fowler, Carss, Schofield, Stead, Newby. Subs (from): Booty, Thompson, Senior, Worthington, Booth, Holdsworth.
Referee - David Crick (Surrey).
* Former Town star Mick Meagan talked to the club's Academy players before last night's 2-0 win against UCD in Dublin. John McAliskey and Gavin Huxall scored the goals.