FIRED-UP manager Peter Jackson hopes another 10,000-plus crowd will roar Town to a first Division III victory of the season against York City at the McAlpine on Saturday.
The visit of Cambridge drew 10,319 through the gates for the launch of the Jackson era and created what the Town chief described as "the best ever atmosphere I can remember at the stadium."
Now, as Town face a York team with a 100% League record and captained by ex-McAlpine man Darren Edmondson, Jackson is seeking the help of another five-figure turnout.
"Even though it's a Bank Holiday weekend and we go to Doncaster on Monday, I will be disappointed if we don't hit the 10,000 mark against York," said Jackson today.
"The passion our fans showed against Cambridge was fantastic and we need to re-create that at as many home games as possible to make the McAlpine our fortress.
"After the entertainment on the opening day and our superb performance against Derby in the Carling Cup, I would hope people will want to come back and watch us.
"Noisy vocal support is vital to the lads and with York expected to bring anything up to 1,000 fans after their promising start to the season, we will need all the backing we can get."
Jackson today put Martin Booty on standby to replace Rob Edwards at left-back as the skipper was unable to join the full training session.
Edwards limped off early in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Boston suffering a hamstring injury and has been under constant treatment from physio Lee Martin.
While Jackson put the rest of his squad through their paces today, Edwards was having no more than a jog and seems a big doubt for Saturday's match.
The manager, of course, is hoping Lee Fowler will have overcome severe blistering on his feet and be able to rejoin the squad tomorrow after his trip to Serbia with Wales Under 21s.
Fowler arrived back early this morning and is expected to be fine, while Jackson has heard nothing from signing Efe Sodje following his appearance for Nigeria in yesterday's 3-0 defeat by Japan in Tokyo.
The 30-year-old, who arrives back tomorrow, has assured Jackson he will be okay to play against Chris Brass's side - the York manager is suspended on Saturday after being sent-off on opening day.
But Jackson will give Sodje a thorough fitness test when he arrives at the McAlpine at noon on Saturday following a 12,000 mile round trip and a full 90 minutes in the Tokyo friendly.
"I'm pretty sure both Efe and Lee will be okay," said Jackson.
One bonus for him today was that midfielder Tony Carss (back) and defender Steve Yates (hamstring) were both able to return to full training.