PAUL RACHUBKA spoke today of his determination to become a promotion winner with Town.
The 22-year-old England Youth cap is enjoying his time at the McAlpine and was happy to accept Peter Jackson's invitation to stay until the end of the season.
It marks a chance for the Charlton keeper to build on three clean sheets in six appearances as Town approach the vital Easter fixtures against Southend on Saturday and Kidderminster two days later.
"This loan has been just fantastic for me to play some matches and to be part of a team battling for points in a promotion race," said the Californian-born player.
"I was really happy and pleased when the manager asked me to stay until the end of the season and the target for us all is obviously to get automatic promotion.
"We all believe we can go up without the need for the play-offs and it is in our own hands.
"We are not relying on anyone else and it's up to us to go out and prove that we deserve to be promoted."
Rachubka has taken the place of Phil Senior in the starting line-up and produced a man-of-the-match performance to help Town collect a point from their 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient, when Andy Booth and Pawel Abbott were sent-off.
"Because of the circumstances, that draw was the equivalent of a win," said Rachubka, who started out at Manchester United.
"It was an uphill battle for us because the referee changed the whole set-up of the game, but we battled for the draw and came out with the best result we could.
"What we need to do now is re-group and get ready for the Southend match.
"We are a very solid unit defensively and that means we are not afraid to push forward and go for goals.
"If we can win the next three or four games, then that is going to put us in a very strong position."
On his performance at Brisbane Road, which was only his 23rd League appearance of his career, he was modest.
"It's my job to make saves, so I was just doing my job," he said.
"I'm always unhappy when anyone scores a goal against me and we did switch off for just a second for the Orient goal, but having said that, he could hit it another 10 times and it wouldn't go where it did.
"After that, the lads defended brilliantly and we deserved to take a point from the game, especially with nine men!"