TOWN are already planning for next season - regardless of which division they are in.
Manager Peter Jackson - whose side need a win at Cheltenham on Saturday to guarantee promotion to Division II - has already received projected cash budgets for squad building.
Town are also ready to announce season-ticket prices for 2004-05, with details set for posting out later in the week.
Town are obviously hoping for a huge take-up in the wake of Saturday's 18,000-plus crowd and with Jackson so close to achieving the club's first automatic promotion in 21 years.
Chief executive Andrew Watson, who is still working on plans to screen the Whaddon Road fixture to 2,500 fans in the UCI Cinema, confirmed the board have set out targets.
"Peter, Terry Yorath and the staff have done a remarkable job and now we just want to finish it off with promotion," said Watson.
"Peter already has indications of what the budget will be, depending on which division we are in - he has two different figures.
"It leaves a little bit of slack to be able to bring in some players and to retain the good ones we've got, although we have signed up quite a lot of younger lads during the season."
Jackson has created more room by releasing Tyrone Thompson after one season at the McAlpine.
"Ty did well in pre-season and he earned a contract, but he hasn't been able to push his way through. We wish him well," said the manager.
Jackson has rubbished claims by Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior that the pressure is all on Town.
"That's not the case at all," said Jackson. "They have to win to stand any chance, so the pressure is firmly on them. Torquay would rather be in our position, make no mistake."