TOWN boss Lee Clark wants his side to take the initiative in their chase for the League I play-offs.
In the next four days Town twice have the opportunity to emphasise their top-six intentions at the Galpharm Stadium, starting tonight against mid-table Walsall (7.45) and then again against high-flying rivals Millwall on Friday.
However, they go into these games off the back of Saturday’s 3-0 reversal at Brentford and Clark says his team are ready to move on.
“We talked things through on Sunday and those points have gone, we can’t do anything about that now,” said Clark.
“But we have another chance tonight to take points.
“In fact the next two games give us a big incentive because right now our fate is still in our hands and we have to take that opportunity.”
Town are without midfielder Michael Collins, who had surgery to a broken finger and snapped tendon yesterday. He suffered the injury at Brentford.
Back in the fold, however, are midfielder Antony Kay who returns after a two-match ban, while winger Anthony Pilkington, right back Lee Peltier and striker Lee Novak are all in contention to play a part after recovering from injury.
“Anthony and Lee (Novak) have both trained and, if they don’t report any reaction, then they will come into contention,” said Clark.
“Lee (Peltier) did not train, but he looks far more positive than at the weekend and he has a chance of being involved.”