EFE SODJE will be cheering Town on at Cheltenham hoping his pain will turn to gain.
The 31-year-old defender completes a two-match ban at Whaddon Road, where Town need three points to guarantee promotion.
He confesses it will be a "nightmare" to watch rather than play, but he's determined to be with the rest of the squad as they bid to clinch the third automatic slot ahead of Torquay.
"The next time I pull on a Town shirt I want it to be as a Second Division player, not as a play-off contender," said Sodje, who would be free to play in the post- season knockout.
"It was agony to have to watch last Saturday and be powerless to do anything about it, but I've no doubt the boys will come through on Saturday.
"I have played in a lot of big games in my career, including in the World Cup, and I've never once been nervous - but I was really nervous before the Mansfield game, simply because I knew I was a spectator. It was a nightmare.
"If I'd been playing, I would have been fine, but I still want to go to Cheltenham and get right behind the lads.
"We know what we've got to do. We've got to go out and win and not even worry about what Torquay are doing."
Sodje was Town's only nomination in the PFA Third Division Team of the Season - a fact which surprised manager Peter Jackson, who felt at least a couple more of his squad should have been included.
"I was delighted with the nomination, because it shows that I'm doing my job well and the players at other clubs respect that," said Sodje.
"If they don't like playing against me, then that's fine. Hopefully it will be the same in the Second Division next season.
"We just have to take last Saturday as an off day and get on with the job.
"The important thing now is to prepare properly for Cheltenham and make sure that the big celebration we missed out on last weekend happens this weekend."
Sodje, of course was sent-off against Scunthorpe along with midfielder Danny Schofield, who is also serving a two-match ban.