DANNY CADAMARTERI is ready to turn up the heat in the League I promotion battle after the frustration of the big freeze.
Overnight temperatures as low as -10C meant the flying winger and his Town teammates had a wasted trip to London, with their game at Leyton Orient postponed after an inspection on Saturday morning.
But the Galpharm’s undersoil heating means it’s all systems go for tomorrow’s big derby showdown against Sheffield United, one of Cadamarteri’s former clubs.
While Town, who had based themselves at Canary Wharf, made an earlier-than-scheduled return journey from the capital, the Blades leapfrogged them into third by beating Wycombe 3-0 in one of only three League I games to survive.
But second-placed Sheffield Wednesday lost 2-1 at Exeter, with Town just two points behind the Owls with a game in hand on them ahead of United’s first visit to Huddersfield since they won 2-1 in the second round of the Carling Cup in August 2008, and their first league game at the ground since March 2001, when Town won 2-1 in a Championship clash.
Cadamarteri, with the Blades in 2004-05, is hoping for a third straight start and fifth in eight games.
“I’ve had to wait patiently, because the other players in my position have been doing really well,” said the popular 32-year-old.
“But having got my foot in the door, I’m desperate to keep my place and keep us firmly in contention.”