A TOWN win at Stockport County on Saturday pretty much seals a play-off place in League I - but history suggests those three points might not be too easy to come by.
Since Mick Buxton's Fourth Division Championship side won 2-1 at Edgeley Park in the 1979-80 season, Town have made 11 league visits to the venue and have won just twice.
Those wins came in 1994-95 - a 2-1 success helping Neil Warnock's men to win promotion via the play-offs - and in 2004-05, when two goals in the last three minutes by Andy Booth and Pawel Abbott sealed a 3-2 success (Tony Carss was also on the scoresheet).
Those 11 visits have featured five draws, including Town's trip 'over the tops' last season when Michael Collins looked to have won it for Town until a last-minute own goal from Nathan Clarke made it a 1-1 draw.
Southampton's draw with Oldham last night means a Town win at already-relegated Stockport would put the St Mary's outfit out of the play-off picture. It would also mean Colchester could only draw level on points with three victories to finish the season (and they play Town at the Galpharm on Saturday week).
Were they to get those wins, they would still need to pip Town on goal differnece and, with three games left, Lee Clark's side are eight goals better off.