PUMPED-UP Peter Jackson today began preparations for the biggest game of his managerial career hoping 20,000 Town fans will cheer his team to Cardiff.
Saturday's hard-earned 2-1 win at Lincoln means Town have the Millennium Stadium in sight when they tackle the all-ticket play-off semi-final second leg at the McAlpine on Wednesday (7.45).
It's a huge promotion incentive, although Jackson - whose Italian holiday plans have gone on a back burner - accepts there's only half a job done.
"It's a big, big game, we hope it's going to be a sell-out and it's important we don't let our fans down," said Jackson, who has no injury worries for Wednesday.
"We know we haven't won anything yet and Lincoln will come and scrap and fight for everything, but we showed great character to get a thoroughly deserved win and we are very determined now to go and build on it."
Town's first ever post-season semi-final win over 90 minutes came with goals from Iffy Onuora (his first for the club since 1993) and David Mirfin, after Gary Fletcher had equalised.
A total of 2,262 Town fans were there in a crowd of 9,202 and Jackson added: "The fans were brilliant and I'm sure they'll be down at the McAlpine in their masses.
"We know they are desperate for success and I think the way we battled on Saturday, especially after the disappointment of the previous week, shows how eager we are to go up.
"There's no way we are going to get carried away, though, and we have to focus on another huge battle coming up."
Season-ticket holders have until 5pm to claim their own seats and the office will be open until 7pm tonight for general sales. It's 5pm closing tomorrow and then up to kick-off on Wednesday.
Lincoln expect a following of 3,000 which could signal a biggest home crowd of the season to top the 18,633 against Mansfield, who scored a 2-0 first-leg success at Northampton with goals from Rhys Day and Junior Mendes.