FAMILY and friends of John McAliskey will enjoy a big breakfast en route to Cardiff on Monday hoping the Golcar favourite is going to score Town's promotion winner.
The teenage frontman is just itching for the chance to play at the Millennium Stadium while still trying to take in his rise to stardom over the past two months.
McAliskey has had to buy 17 tickets for his mum's bus trip from the Colne Valley village, where the 19-year-old is very much the local hero.
And he hopes to do them proud by scoring in the play-off final.
"That would be a dream, although I'm trying not to think about the game so that I can get some sleep!" he joked.
"This last couple of months has been a complete whirlwind for me and it's still hard to believe what has happened, so to be going to Cardiff in my first season is just scary.
"It was only last Saturday that I watched the FA Cup final and couldn't stop thinking about the fact we were going there.
"The atmosphere and colour of the occasion looked great."
It's only three years ago that McAliskey didn't know if he would ever play again - he still has a metal plate in his back!
"It was tough, but I try not to look back," he said. "I haven't had an injury since then, so I'm just looking forward."
* Thursday is start day for tickets!
TOWN'S offices will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday following the play-off final.
The ticket office, general office and club Superstore will re-open on Thursday.
Town's hard-working ticket office manager Sue Beaumont and her staff will be dealing with season ticket applications right through to the closing date of June 11.
All fans have until that Friday to buy a cut-price seat for next season.
"We have had to delay season ticket work because of the play-offs, but we will start work on them on Thursday, hopefully on the back of a victory," said chief executive Andrew Watson.