ANDY HOLDSWORTH is now targeting a second successive holiday points rush to put Town back in the play-off picture.
Holdsworth, who will be 21 at the end of January, featured in six successive wins from Boxing Day last year which proved the backbone of a promotion challenge.
Now, with the 2-1 win against Port Vale safely secured, he believes Town can build with further points against Bournemouth tomorrow and Hull on New Year's Day.
"We needed this win and now we've got to put a run together," said Holdsworth, who left with an 18-strong squad today.
"We've had a horrible time at home this season compared with last, so we needed the three points and we need to push on from here.
"Nobody can really understand why it hasn't happened for us at the stadium this time, but we've now got half a season to improve.
"The gaffer says we are about Grade C, which means `could do better' and I think we all feel he is right.
"Anybody can beat anybody in this division, though, so there's no reason why we can't put together the run we need and show a bit more consistency."
Holdsworth was delighted for his old Academy teammate John McAliskey.
"He's been a bit low on confidence because he hasn't been scoring, but I thought he did really well for the team and, while he didn't score, the goals will come," said Holdsworth.