TALENTED Andy Holdsworth is pressing for a Town recall - at left-back!
The 22-year-old is now in prime position to replace injured loanee Dan Smith against MK Dons at the Galpharm on Saturday (3.00).
Holdsworth lost his right-back place through suspension to David Mirfin but impressed when replacing ankle-sprain victim Smith in the win at Blackpool.
He could hold off regular Danny Adams and young Tom Clarke to keep the shirt, although manager Peter Jackson is waiting to see how Holdsworth (knee), Mirfin (hip), Jon Worthington (knee) and Nathan Clarke (shin stitches) come through training to finalise plans.
"Andy looked like he'd been playing left-back all his life - very impressive," said Jackson today.
"We'll have to wait and see. The most important thing is that we make it nine points out of nine in what has been a great week.
"Other results have gone our way and, even last night, Doncaster winning at Chesterfield gave us an eight-point gap on seventh and we're only four points off top.
"We've got a great chance now on Saturday to keep up the pressure and extend our winning run."
James Hand is hoping to help the Republic of Ireland Under 21s win the Madeira Invitational event.
They play Portugal in the final tomorrow after a 2-1 win against Finland yesterday -their first victory for 18 months!
Hand set up the winning goal for UCD's Gary Dicker in the second minute of stoppage time.