KEEPER Phil Senior today told his manager Peter Jackson: "I'm raring for a run in the side."
The 21-year-old stopper went on as a substitute for the injured Ian Gray at Stockport and is itching to start against Chesterfield at the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow night (7.45).
Senior made 16 starts last term before losing his place to loan man Paul Rachubka, who signed on loan for Milton Keynes Dons on Friday and made his debut in the 1-1 draw against Barnsley.
It means Town can't go back for him for at least a month, but Senior said: "I'm ready to have a run in the side.
"Pre-season has gone well and while an injury to Ian is the last thing I wanted, I'm ready to play.
"It's great to be a part of the squad, but everyone wants to be in the team and I'm no different."
Senior got his chance last term when Gray suffered a broken left hand against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup in early November.
"It's deja vu really," added Senior.
"I was on my toes and warmed up all though the game just in case and, when `Trigger' first went down, I thought he'd hurt his chest. I didn't realise it was his hand again.
"It's a sickener for him, but at least we had the consolation of winning the game, which was fantastic.
"I didn't have much to do as we were just pressing forward all the time and it was a brilliant effort by the lads."