PETER JACKSON today began preparations for what he describes as "the biggest McAlpine match in years".
Town are targeting a 17th home win of the Third Division season against play-off challengers Mansfield to put themselves in pole position for automatic promotion.
It's a mouth-watering prospect for Jackson, who has been using a six-minute video re-run of the campaign to get his players fired-up for recent matches.
With backing music from The Clash, the footage starts amid the dark days of administration and relegation and then features many of the goals which have carried Town to third, needing four points from two matches to go up.
"The video is a great reminder of how far we've come and it illustrates how much we can achieve by doing the business now," explained Jackson.
"I gave the lads an extra day off after that very tough match over at Hull City, just to freshen them up a bit, and now it's down to thinking about Mansfield.
"It has to be the biggest match at the McAlpine for quite a few years, we know we'll have a big crowd down to back us and we have the added motivation of knowing we can go up with a win if Torquay slip up at home to Kidderminster.
"Our priority, of course, is to make sure we win because there's nothing we can do about what's happening elsewhere.
"If someone had given us this chance at the start of the season, with four points needed from two games, we would have gladly taken it, and I've no doubt the lads will be ready to produce all their battling qualities.
"We are the form team of the division, so we can't be doing much wrong."
Jackson had Jon Newby back in his squad today after his loan spell with York City, although Pawel Abbott seems favourite to return in place of suspended Danny Schofield after serving a three-match ban of his own.
Jackson has already decided not to play either Ian Hughes or Paul Scott in the Reserves at home to Barnsley tomorrow (2.00) because he has to find a replacement for suspended Efe Sodje against Mansfield.