GUTTED Town skipper Jon Worthington today promised: "I'll be cheering the lads to promotion!"
Tough-nut Worthington - who was 23 yesterday - was booked for the 15th time this season in the 1-1 draw at Bournemouth and will miss the final three games of the season.
He's aiming to go out with a victory against Chesterfield at the Galpharm tomorrow (7.45) in what he hopes will be his last match of the campaign.
"I'll take that booking and settle for the consequences if it means we win automatic promotion," said Worthington today.
"Obviously I'm gutted to be suspended because this is a very important time, but I'll be cheering the lads on for promotion - even though I'm not the best spectator.
"I'll be in and around the dressing room doing everything I can to help them win those final games, and we do still have everything to play for."
Gary Taylor-Fletcher netted his 14th goal of the season to wipe out Steve Fletcher's first-half strike to keep Town fourth, but all their rivals are in action today.
"Having missed Chelsea in the Cup because of a ban and now this, I'm learning the harsh way, but I'm not going to change my game," said Worthington. "I can't, because I always give 100%, so I've just got to live with the bookings.
"It's disappointing, but I thought we played some really good stuff down at Bournemouth and it would have been an injustice if we hadn't taken what proved a very good point with the way other results went.
"The lads are up for the battle now in these last games and we'll be going all out to try and clinch it."