TONIGHT'S match at Swindon marks the start of a make or break spell for Town.
That's the view of talented midfield man Tony Carss, who is desperate for Peter Jackson's side to end a run of six matches without a win at the County Ground (7.45).
Town welcome back Efe Sodje to central defence and other changes could be in the offing against Andy King's LDV semi-finalists, who have won six of their nine home matches this season.
"Tonight is the start of a big period for us," said Carss, speaking from the squad's training base in Wiltshire.
"There are a lot of games from now until the New Year and the next four or five weeks are make or break really in terms of the play-offs and our season.
"We need to try and get a run going, to put a lot of points on the board and, if we can go to Hull on New Year's Day punching our weight in the play-off chase then we'll be fine."
While Nat Brown was ruled out before the team set off yesterday, Jackson is leaving selection options open to check on David Mirfin.
The 19-year-old suffered the same sickness bug as Brown but was able to complete yesterday's session and will be assessed before kick-off.
Jackson, who is without Andy Booth and Steve Yates from the last starting line-up, is keeping tactics firmly under wraps.
He could opt to flood midfield as Town did at Colchester, possibly bringing in Lee Fowler for only a third League start of the campaign, or Junior Mendes could partner Pawel Abbott up front.
"After a good week's training, the lads had last weekend to rest up and get focused for this game, and we are all raring to get going," said Carss.
"It's a big game and three points would be a huge lift for everyone.
"While Swindon are strong at home, our away form hasn't been too bad so we've got to look to produce our best and, if we do that, then we can beat anyone in the division.
"Swindon will be fired up because they threw away victory in the FA Cup, but nobody will be keener than us to bounce back after the Wrexham result and we're looking forward to it."
Former Town players Steve Jenkins and Jerel Ifil are in the Swindon squad. Town have won their last two League visits to the County Ground, where they will have around 200 fans.