PROUD manager Peter Jackson praised his young side for closing in on the automatic promotion places and pledged: "There are very exciting times ahead!"
Jackson has handed the senior squad an extra day off after Saturday's 2-0 victory over Boston at the McAlpine, which stretched the winning run to five and slashed the gap on the top three to just seven points (Efe Sodje and Anthony Lloyd grabbed the vital goals).
Jackson will start preparations for Sunday's trip to York City tomorrow, when the Reserves will play a practice match against Chesterfield, and he is working hard to ensure Town stay focused as fans warm to a much-improved run.
"Fifteen points out of 15 is fantastic and the next few months could be very exciting times for this football club," said Jackson, who has star striker Jon Stead under treatment for Achilles and thigh niggles.
"Saturday's was a great performance in testing circumstances against very tough opposition, and when you consider the amount of young players we had in the side it offers huge hope for the future.
"The lads deserve a couple of days off for all the hard work and effort which they have been putting in week after week, and some of the football we are playing is very pleasing as well.
"There is still a long way to go, but we've got a tremendous team spirit, everyone is in this together, the attitude and desire to win is superb and I'm proud of the lads.
"We are in a brilliant position going into a big game at York and we've got a wonderful opportunity to push on and make this a very exciting season."
Jackson had Jon Newby and Ian Gray back on the bench, but the 16 was minus the likes of Andy Booth, Tony Carss, John Thorrington, Rob Edwards, Paul Scott, Ian Hughes and Martyn Booty.
"It has to be encouraging when that sort of experience and quality is waiting to come back and we are going so well already," added Jackson.
"It was hard to pick a top man on Saturday because so many did well, and that's the realisation that we are capable of having a really good season.
"I don't think there's a team in the division with more workrate and commitment than us, and the lads will come back tomorrow refreshed and ready for the task over at York, when I'm sure we'll have more magnificent support."