PETER JACKSON is rubbing his hands for the trip to Port Vale now the League I promotion race has taken another gripping twist in Town's favour.
Rivals Brentford lost 3-2 at lowly Gillingham last night to stay level on points with Town while Colchester, now a point back, could only draw 0-0 at Doncaster.
Both clubs still have a game in hand, but Colchester host Brentford a week on Saturday to add more intrigue to the plot.
Jackson - who watched Rochdale play Grimsby last night - believes Town can take advantage.
"The results have gone for us and I've always said you are better off having points on the board than games in hand," said Jacko today.
"It will be nip and tuck all the way through the run-in, so the important thing is that we try to focus on taking three points at Port Vale."
Physio Lee Martin has no idea when Pawel Abbott (back) will be fit to play again, but he's trying various therapies, including acupuncture, to cure the niggle.
Abbott was withdrawn from today's Reserves' line-up to face Oldham at the Galpharm and is under intensive treatment.
Martin is hoping defender Tom Clarke can return to full training by Friday as he's stepping up his rehabilitation.