CAPTAIN Jon Worthington is confident Town will not get dragged into a relegation battle this season.
The `R' word was mentioned in the aftermath of last Saturday's 4-3 defeat by Walsall at the Bescot Stadium, when emotions were still running high after a stunning setback.
Now, with leaders Luton at the Galpharm in just 24 hours (3.00), the skipper is focusing on a new month bringing fresh momentum to Town's campaign.
He appreciates Town have to keep it tighter at the back, but Worthington cites team spirit and the ability to score freely as reasons to be optimistic for the 16 fixtures to come.
"Tomorrow is another game to look forward to and another chance to bounce back," smiled the hard- working No18.
"They don't come much bigger than Luton at home, especially as we are still the only side to beat them at their place (2-1 back in October).
"When you are in the middle of the table you are always going to be looking over your shoulder just to see what's happening, it's only natural, but the lads we've got here will all stick together and I'm confident we will not get involved in any relegation battle.
"Last week's result was disappointing, but it's gone now and we have to look ahead positively and build on the victory we got against Bournemouth in the last home game."
Worthington has nothing but praise for loan man Luke Beckett and reckons Luton will have their work cut out to keep him at bay tomorrow.
"Luke is a goal poacher and he will always score," said Worthington.
"He got two great goals last week, the sort of finishes which show why he's got such a good record.
"He has done tremendously well for the team with four goals in the last two matches and it must be disappointing for him to have come in, to have scored goals and for us not to have got the results that we should."
Worthington does not want to reflect too much on events at Walsall, where Town twice led by two goals before falling to defeat.
"There's not a lot more to be said about it," he admitted.
"There wasn't much we could do about a couple of the goals they scored, especially the one just before half time which really gave them some hope at a bad time for us. I also thought the penalty was harsh.
"We were disappointing in the second half , though, and we have to sort it out, which is why it's nice to have a big game against Luton to look forward to straight away."
Town - Rachubka, Brown, Edwards, Yates, E Sodje, N Clarke, Mirfin, Worthington, Fowler, Brandon, Abbott, Booth, Beckett, Mendes, Ahmed, Schofield, Senior, T Clarke, Collins, A, Sodje, McCombe.
Luton - Beresford, Foley, Nicholls, Vine, Robinson, Coyne, Brkovic, Howard, Davies, Keane, Davis. Subs: Neilsen, Showumni, Seremet, Holmes, Andrew.
Referee - Mick Thorpe (Suffolk).