TALENTED Danny Schofield is aiming to be a regular on the Town teamsheet and scoresheet in the second half of the season.
The 24-year-old grabbed his fourth goal of the season to set Town on the way to Boxing Day's 2-1 home success against Port Vale, when his skills proved a valuable factor.
He's not happy with that goal tally, however, or the fact he's started only 13 matches in League and Cup this season after establishing himself firmly in last term's run to promotion.
"As a team, I don't think we are far off having a really good run, but it just hasn't happened for us so far," said Schofield, who was in line for another start against Bournemouth at Dean Court today (3.00).
"The gaffer and Taff say before every game how much confidence they've got in the players and the squad and, really, it's up to us to start justifying that faith with a solid run of results to get us in the play-offs.
"There has been a lot of hype and speculation in the press about whether the club will make a signing, but it gives everyone confidence, especially the young lads like John McAliskey, when the gaffer says he's happy with what we've got.
"He might make a signing just for extra strength, but we all think the gaffer feels he's got a talented enough squad to make the play-offs and it's up to us to prove it."
On his own form, Schofield added: "It doesn't bother me what formation we play as long as I've got an attacking role.
"I'm not the world's greatest defender, as people could see when I gave those stupid free-kicks away against Port Vale, but I do like to bomb on and, with Chris Brandon using his pace as well, we've got good attacking options.
"Confidence is a massive thing in football, which is why we desperately needed that win against Vale, and I'm no different.
"I really do believe we are capable of doing well and I want to be involved.
"It was at this stage last season when I started to play consistently well and I hope the same thing happens now.
"My aim is to keep fit, to keep playing and hopefully to score a lot more goals, but the main thing is that the team pick up the points we need."
Sunday, in fact, was the first time this season Schofield has scored in a win, so he was doubly delighted with his contribution.
"I thought we played some fantastic football to start with and, while Vale came back at us strongly, the win is something we can aim to build on," he added.
"The gaffer was sending good instructions onto the pitch and we had to fight, because the goal just before half time gave Vale a real lift.
"The lads defended well, though, we stuck to our guns and we got the result we needed to send us into a tough spell against Bournemouth and Hull away from home."
Bournemouth - Moss, Broadhurst, Howe, Young, Cummings, Elliott, Spicer, Stock, O'Connor, Connell, Fletcher, Maher, Rodrigues, Purches, Browning, Hayter, Holmes, Stewart (Gkp).
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Edwards, E Sodje, Clarke, Brandon, Worthington, Carss, Schofield, Abbott, McAliskey, Mendes, Brown, Mirfin, Ahmed, A Sodje, Lloyd, Senior.
Referee - Andy Penn (Birmingham).