LEADING scorer Pawel Abbott starts the first big derby of his career tomorrow determined to fire Town to victory against rivals Bradford at the Galpharm (noon).
The 15-goal import from Preston and Poland has the backing of brother Billy, who plays for their hometown club Kujawiak and who is training with Peter Jackson's squad during a Christmas break.
Abbott will also have vocal support from around 13,000 home fans in a season-high crowd as Town bid to close on the play-off placings with a first Galpharm win in almost two months.
"When fans tell you it doesn't matter about the other results as long as we beat Bradford, it tells you how massive the game is," said Abbott, who is likely to resume his partnership with Junior Mendes up front.
"The build-up has been great and I've never started a big derby, so I'm really looking forward to this one. If I can get a goal, too, it would be great, because I'm hosting all the family this Christmas!
"A winning goal would be brilliant, but the only thing which really matters is that we win the game.
"If we play like we know we can, then we will win. Form counts for nothing, really. The winner will be whoever performs on the day and, hopefully, that will be us."
Abbott goes into the match on four bookings, just one away from suspension, but his focus is on pinching the big headlines from bruising Bradford duo Zema Abbey and Dean Windass.
"I never set myself targets but I am very happy with the way things are going and if we win tomorrow I'll be really delighted - a goal would just be a bonus," he said.
"If Bradford have got me down as a marked man then fair enough, hopefully that will mean more goalscoring chances for everyone else.
"I'm playing for the team and the gaffer has told us all how much a victory would mean to the club and town.
"We are only four points off the play-off placings and a win would put us back within touching distance.
"Then it's a matter of going on to produce the consistency we need to challenge."
On Billy, Abbott added: "He will be supporting us all the way and it's been good having him training with us.
"We played together for Jujawiak as kids and he follows what's going on over here with Town and with all the football."