BIG David Mirfin is still in his teens, but he can see a long and bright future for himself with Town.
The 19-year-old centre-back played an eye-catching part in Town's promotion last season and he's been one of the club's most consistent performers this term.
Whatever the outcome of this season for Peter Jackson's side, Mirfin believes the whole squad have benefited from the experience and feels League I is only a stepping stone to better things.
"We are a club on the climb and I very much see my future here," said Mirfin, who has 18 months to run on his Galpharm contract.
"As everyone knows, we did hit the bottom in every sense of the word, but now we are on the way back up and we are well set up for further success.
"I believe we've got enough young, talented players here to push higher and higher. For many of us, last season was a first taste of first-team football and now this is a first full season.
"This season will stand us in very good stead to push on and the gaffer and the players are still very much looking at challenging for a top-six place.
"I think the players are more disappointed than the fans that we aren't further up the table, but we are not going to get our heads down.
"We are going to work hard, look to put a few victories on the board and see where we finish up at the end of the season."
Last weekend's appearance at right-back against Luton was a first for Mirfin, but now that he's shaken off a thigh injury which kept him out for a month, he's happy to play anywhere Jackson selects him.
"The most important thing is that we get out of this trot of disappointing results as quickly as possible," he added.
"We haven't had a run yet and we need to get on one. Two or three wins strung together would get us pushing for the play-offs again and I don't think we are far away - it's going to come.
"The great thing is that we've got lads who can come into the team and do a good job - just look at Adnan (Ahmed) last week against the League leaders - and everyone enjoys being a part of the club.
"From my point of view, I'm just happy to be playing in the first team. If I get a run at full-back then great. If I get moved to centre-back, I'll be even happier.
"The most important thing for me is to stay injury free for the rest of the season, because there is nothing worse than being on the sidelines.
"It felt like a lifetime when I was out, especially having to come to the home games when you knew you weren't going to be involved because you were injured.
"That was a real kick in the teeth, I hated it, so I don't want any more injuries and I want to just keep on doing a job for the team.
"The last year or so has just been a whirlwind, with the win at Cardiff in the play-off final and with getting so many first-team games under my belt.
"I played the last 16 games of last season and something like the first 20 of this season, so it's been a really good run for me. Hopefully, now I'm back to full match fitness, I'll be able to have another long run of games.
"I've got 18 months on my contract and, like everyone else, I'm playing for a new one. Hopefully I'll be able to do that because, like I said earlier, I really do feel we are going places."
Mirfin is already one of the strongest and quickest players on the books and he enjoyed everything about the Luton match apart from one thing - the visitors' goal!
"When the ball was played in, Steve Howard was clearly offside but somehow the flag stayed down," said Mirfin.
"Having said that, I think we all expected him to make contact with the cross and that's why I didn't react quickly enough to clear the ball.
"It was very disappointing, because I felt I should have cleared it, but at least we got something out of the game in the final minute thanks to Luke Beckett's goal and it's something we can build on.
"It did feel almost like a win to equalise so late in the game and to get something off the leaders at home, where our form hasn't been the best this season, was even better.
"We worked very hard as a team and not many will take four points off Luton this season, so it proves we can do it against the best at this level."
On the full-back role, Mirfin added: "I played left-back against Bournemouth but I'd never played right-back until the Luton game, not even in the youth teams, the Academy or the Reserves.
"I had a run-out there in the practice match we played and got a lot of help off Rob Edwards, who is a great full-back, and off Taff (Terry Yorath) who gives you lots of confidence to go and play your game.
"Like I said, I felt it went well apart from their goal and if the gaffer wants me to play there again, then fine."