PAUL RACHUBKA kicks off his permanent Town career tomorrow night convinced he will keep goal for Town in the Championship within two years.
The 23-year-old completed a free transfer from Charlton yesterday on a two-and-a-half year contract and immediately targeted promotion.
He will be looking for a first win since his return to the club on loan when Town tackle Swindon at the County Ground tomorrow (7.45) and Rachubka is optimistic about prospects at the Galpharm.
"I'm delighted to have got it all sorted and if I didn't think we were set up correctly and heading in the right direction, I wouldn't be here," said Rachubka.
"My goal is to play regular League football and to help this club go up into the Championship, something I'm sure will happen by the time my contract is up again.
"It is a realistic goal to aim at and I know the ambitions of the club and of the manager are exactly that.
"I don't see this as a step down from the Premiership, I see it as a chance for me to play football and I'm enjoying the fact that I can't remember the last time I sat on a bench, which is great.
"I must thank Charlton for letting me go because they've thought about me personally rather than the club as a whole, and I'm looking forward now to doing everything I can for this club and for the fans, who have been tremendous to me."
A Town promotion winner last season, Rachubka is only the second ever player to sign directly from Charlton, following right half William Whittaker in 1948. Eddie Youds had been released from The Valley when Town signed him two years ago.
Town will make an announcement about the future of Ian Gray within the next two weeks, while Phil Senior will be on the bench tomorrow.
"It's been a long wait since that bad game against Wrexham and we are now very keen to move on," added Rachubka.
"We've had a good chance to focus on the Swindon game and we all want to go out there, give a proper performance and get something out of the game."
Jackson left with a squad of 19 players today after a late worry over defender David Mirfin and utility man Nat Brown.
Both were ill over the weekend and missed training yesterday, when Akpo Sodje made his return.