GARY TAYLOR-FLETCHER has no doubts Town will be giving it their all at Barnsley tomorrow to round off 2005 in style.
The derby at Oakwell (3.00) can't come quickly enough after Wednesday's shock 3-0 Galpharm defeat to Port Vale and Fletch is eager to play a full part.
Having scored at Rotherham on Monday, the 24-year-old regained his place in the starting line-up against Vale only to be substituted midway through the second half.
He hopes manager Peter Jackson will give him the nod again, however, to link up with Andy Booth as Town chase a first League win in six outings.
And he hasn't taken his eye off the major target for this season despite Town's dip in form.
"I want a winners medal in 2006, it's as simple as that," said Fletch, who has eight goals to his name.
"It hasn't gone how we would have wanted in December, but Barnsley is now a very big game for us and, if we can do the business there, then hopefully we can start the New Year off in the right way against Gillingham at home.
"Even though I've been in and out of the side, I've no regrets whatsoever about joining this club and I'm really enjoying being part of this squad.
"We've now moved house as well to the edge of town, so I'm hoping the fact I won't be doing a lot of travelling day by day will help me as well.
"I've certainly felt a lot fresher in the last couple of weeks with not having to do the journey and that's got to be a big plus.
"If it helps me make a few more starts in 2006 then so much the better and I'm not downhearted by our recent results because I still think we are in a good position to make a strong challenge in the second half of the season.
"Whichever team the gaffer puts out at Barnsley will be giving their all and it will be great if we can get the result we want."
Fletch admits he has been frustrated by having to sit it out between the defeat at Bristol City and his return against Vale.
"Being on the bench is not what I'm about - I want to start as many games as I can," he explained.
"I was frustrated to be left out because I felt Bristol City was one of my better games, but I suppose Chris Brandon is a more natural right midfielder and I knew the change would come at some stage.
"It felt really good to get that goal at Rotherham and then to make the starting line-up and, now that I'm back, I'm hoping I can dig my heels in and keep my place."
While Town are without David Mirfin as he starts a two-match ban, Barnsley are also without a centre-back in Anthony Kay, who suffered an injury against Hartlepool on Monday. His replacement will be Matt Carbon.
Barnsley - Colgan, Hassell, Reid, Burns, Hayes, Howard, Austin, McPhail, Shuker, Richards, Devaney, Tonge, Carbon, Jarman, Flinders, Williams.
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Adams, N Clarke, T Clarke, McIntosh, Brandon, Worthington, Ahmed, Schofield, Booth, Taylor-Fletcher, Abbott, Hudson, McAliskey, Collins, McCombe, Senior.
Referee - Eddie Ilderton (Tyne and Wear).