COACH Terry Yorath is eager for Town to sharpen their goalscoring teeth in Saturday's eagerly-awaited noon derby against Bradford at the Galpharm Stadium.
The former Bradford manager is working on tightening Town's defence against Colin Todd's side, but he is also focusing on better support for 15-goal leading marksman Pawel Abbott.
Town have netted only six times in their last six League outings - a major factor in them recording just one win in that spell - and Yorath wants to put that right in a derby for which tickets are selling fast.
"Pav has knocked in a good ratio this season but we need to start getting more people on the scoresheet," said Yorath, whose group on the training ground today included Abbott's 24-year-old brother, Billy, who plays for Polish Second Division side Kujawiak and wants to maintain fitness during his Christmas holiday.
"Last season we had plenty of different people weighing in, especially towards the end of the fixture list, and we need to get back to that as quickly as we can.
"It was encouraging to see Junior Mendes looking sharp when he went on against Oldham and he is probably the one who needs goals more than anybody.
"He's obviously got to get a regular place in the side first of all, but Junior has the ability to get among the goals, as he showed before he went to Montserrat, and so do plenty of the other lads in the side."
Chris Brandon netted his third goal of the season in the win at Swindon, while Danny Schofield and Andy Booth are the only players on target in the last six League I games apart from Abbott, who has three in that time.
"It would be great to get more reward for our attacking play and it wouldn't matter who we were playing on Saturday, we need to win," added Yorath.
"The lads are confident because we know we played well at Oldham despite the result, and they look good and positive in training.
"We've now got to carry that forward into Saturday and into what is a proper derby.
"I had always associated Huddersfield and Leeds as a derby and it wasn't until the first time I was involved in a Bradford-Town one that I realised how much feeling there is.
"We are all looking forward to what is a very big game and we know that everyone here in Huddersfield wants us to win it.
"I've seen Bradford twice this season and, to be honest, I was shocked they were in the position they were in because I didn't fancy them that much. Credit to them, they've had a great run of results, but we've got to make sure we are right on Saturday and forget about who we are playing."
Tickets in the John Smith's `singing section' and South end of the Lawrence Batley Stand are going really well. Friend for a Fiver vouchers must be exchanged by 5.00pm on Friday.
Trio Efe Sodje, Nathan Clarke and Chris Brandon remain under treatment for knocks.