PETER JACKSON today set Town a target of two wins for safety as he counted the cost of their latest away-day setback.
Saturday's controversial 2-1 defeat at Chesterfield leaves Town in a zone of uncertainty, eight points above the bottom four but still feeling the heat with nine matches left.
The manager - who saw Tom Clarke and Efe Sodje sent-off in a seventh straight away defeat of 2005 - knows, however, that only once in the last 10 years has a club been relegated from this division with 51 points.
That was Bristol Rovers in 2001 and Town, who face bottom club Stockport County at the Galpharm on Saturday, need six points to hit that same 51-point marker.
Town are hoping that 17-year-old Clarke will, like Chris Brandon in the Blackpool match, receive only a one-match ban, while Sodje faces three matches on the sidelines because it's his third dismissal of the season, even though it was for two yellow cards.
That will hurt his chances of earning a new Town deal and will leave Jackson digging deeper into his squad resources during what could become an edgy run-in.
"Another two wins should do it for us, but the sooner we get past 50 points the better," said Jackson today.
"It's terribly frustrating not to be picking up results, but we are a young side who are learning all the time and we will only get better over the next couple of years or so.
"We just couldn't get the break we needed on Saturday and Tom Clarke's sending-off changed the whole game.
"It does mean, though, that we are now fighting a battle against relegation, but I'm confident we'll win it."