TALENTED Andy Holdsworth believes Town have to hit the ground running against Peterborough tomorrow (3.00).
The 21-year-old defender is in no mood to ease off after wins against Stockport, Hartlepool and Sheffield Wednesday have pushed Town to within six points of the play-off placings.
While Peterborough are second bottom of the table and resigned to losing manager Barry Fry at the end of the season, Holdsworth expects a no-holds-barred battle for the points at London Road.
"After playing at such a high tempo against Wednesday it's important we make another good start down at Peterborough," said Holdsworth, who has been right-back, wing-back and midfielder this season.
"If we start well then hopefully we'll be able to impose ourselves, but we have to be mindful of the fact that Peterborough are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table and will be no pushover.
"We were in this position a few times last season where we came up against opposition who were just scrapping for survival and it was never easy. Just look at Cheltenham on the last day of the season when we needed to win to go up, got ourselves into the lead and were then pegged back.
"That's why it's important we are fully focused tomorrow on getting the result that we want, because three points would be very, very important to us."
Holdsworth admits Town's hopes of reaching the top six have been rekindled by the Easter results, even though he accepts they are outsiders of Grand National proportions.
"The manager has drummed it into our heads that we need to be more consistent and we need to keep more clean sheets, and I just hope the message hasn't hit home just a little too late," he added.
"If we keep on winning, then hopefully we an catch the teams above us, and we are certainly going well at the moment.
"We couldn't be going down to Peterborough in a better frame of mind after such a good victory the other night.
"The gaffer said to us beforehand that if we could get the three points we would have everything to play for, and that's certainly how it feels."
Having played his part when Town drubbed Hull 4-0 earlier in the season, Holdsworth can't quite believe Town have had to wait six months for another derby win.
"We needed another win against derby opposition because, last season, we came out tops in nearly all of them," he explained.
"It hasn't gone so well this time, but the other night was a well deserved victory and one we feel we can build on.
"The atmosphere in the game was unbelievable. Both sets of fans made it a great night and, if we can get our fans roaring us towards the play-offs in these last half-a-dozen games, then that will be great.
"We all know it's a big ask, but we are buzzing at the moment and can't wait for the games to come around.
"A couple of weeks ago we were talking about avoiding relegation and now, three wins later, we are suddenly back in with an outside shout of the play-offs.
"Everyone deserves credit for that and it's especially good to be keeping clean sheets."
Peterborough - Tyler, Legg, Woodhouse, Clarke, St Ledger, Kanu, Arber, Thomson, Willock, Coulson, Huke, Onibuje, Purser, Boucaud, Semple, Deen.
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Edwards, T Clarke, Mirfin, Brandon, Mendes, Ahmed, Worthington, Booth, Abbott, N Clarke, Schofield, Fowler, Brown, Adams, Senior, Collins, McAliskey.
Referee - Carl Boyeson (Hull).