PETER JACKSON will be in the position to field an unchanged side as Town aim to consolidate their top-three promotion berth against third-bottom Rochdale tomorrow.
Both rugged midfielder Jon Worthington and 10-goal striker Andy Booth were brought off early against Macclesfield, the latter giving way to 19-year-old Academy player John McAliskey, who marked his debut with a last-minute goal.
"We were in control and we wanted to take the chance to give those two a breather with tomorrow's game coming up," explained Jackson.
"The plan was always to bring in John if the game was safe, and I was more than pleased at his reponse.
"He knew nothing about his call-up until Friday - we had to take him to Matalan to get him a shirt and tie to wear with his new club suit! - but he did really well.
"He's scored a lot of goals in the Academy and did well for the Reserves at Hull last week, and I wanted to give him a taste of the first team.
"He's a popular lad, as you could see by the reaction of the other players to his goal, and he has a big future."
On the match in general, Jackson added: "We were under pressure to win after the blip at Carlisle, and we got what we wanted.
"I was a little disappointed with our first-half display, and told the players at the break that I wanted the tempo upped by 20%. They responded very well and we were easy winners in the end.
"We were also very strong in defence, and really, Paul Rachubka only had one save to make all match."
Rochdale were held goalless at home to Bury.
Town's Academy have received £50,000 generated by fans through the club's On The Move lottery, Blue and White Foundation and Golden Gamble. Town suffered a 3-1 derby defeat by Leeds in the FA Academy Premier League on Saturday. They had gone ahead through Matthew Young.