TOWN launch their play-off campaign at Lincoln tomorrow with manager Peter Jackson stressing: "We want to finish with winners' medals around our necks!"
The McAlpine chief travelled today with a 19-strong squad including skipper Efe Sodje, midfielder Danny Schofield and back-up players Jon Newby and Adnan Ahmed.
Jackson believes his squad will respond to the atmosphere with Sincil Bank packed to its 9,000-plus capacity (3.00) and set up a ding-dong return leg at the McAlpine next Wednesday (7.45) for a place in the Millennium Stadium final.
Sodje and Schofield will definitely play against Keith Alexander's giant side while midfielder Lee Fowler could make a first start in three months if Tony Carss fails a late fitness test on his niggling thigh injury.
"Lincoln are going in with back-to-back play-off experience and have been to Cardiff before, but I would love to walk out with my team at the Millennium Stadium on May 31 and come away with winners' medals around our necks," said Jackson today.
"There's a great prize on offer and to claim it we have to be ready to do battle in a huge physical contest against a strong and spirited Lincoln side who have had some excellent results through the season.
"It has been a big job for myself and Taff to lift the lads after the disappointment of last weekend, but they have been excellent in training, they are looking forward to the big challenge ahead and are in tremendous spirits going into tomorrow's game."
Town will have a police escort from their hotel to ensure there are no hold-ups en route tomorrow, and they will again change to the beat of `Rock the Casbah.'
"It's been our anthem for all the big matches we've had and we are not going to change now that we're making a fresh start in the play-offs," added Jackson.
Injured defender Nathan Clarke has been selected in the Nationwide Division III Team of the Season. He is Town's only representative.