ANDY RITCHIE wants Michael Collins to return from his ban and help drive Town to a rousing final-day victory over Leyton Orient.
The midfielder, right, missed Friday's 1-1 League I draw after his red card in the 4-2 home win over Millwall the match before.
But he seems a certain starter against Martin Ling's men on Saturday in a home showdown Ritchie is determined to win.
Collins, who was 21 on Monday, had to wait until the fifth match of the season, at home to Mansfield in the Carling Cup, for his first start.
Town might have lost the first-round tie 2-0, but Collins impressed, and the Orient game will be his 41st full appearance of the season (there have been five more from the bench).
Collins has earned a new two-year contract and a Republic of Ireland Under 21 call-up along the way (he missed out on a cap against Holland through injury).
"I came to watch Town a few times when I was between jobs, and Don Givens (the Republic of Ireland Under 21 coach) seemed to be here every time," said boss Ritchie.
"Since my appointment, I've started to understand why he was watching Michael, and I'm sure if he continues to progress as he has done this season, he will get another chance.
"He has the potential to be a very, very good player and while there is still work to do, especially in terms of physique, I think we've got a great prospect.
"Hopefully he can end the season on a high note."