MATT GLENNON will tomorrow become the only Town player to figure in all 49 matches this season - wishing he had kept more consistent company!
The 28-year-old former Carlisle keeper is convinced that with a more settled side, the Galpharm club could have been contenders for the League I play-offs at least.
As it is, they go into their final game at home to Leyton Orient (3.00) in 16th place, a situation Glennon accepts will not be acceptable next time around.
"We all know the pressure will be on and that's only right," said the man who has completed every match except October's 2-1 Johnstone's Paint Trophy home defeat by Doncaster, when a leg injury forced his replacement by Paul Rachubka (31 minutes).
"This is a great football club playing at a great stadium with great fans. We should be playing at a higher level than we are."
Glennon says manager Andy Ritchie, who takes charge for the fourth time against Orient, has already made a positive impact.
"All the lads are happy," he said. "The gaffer has settled in straight away and it's been enjoyable."
Glennon added: "Training has been tough but enjoyable, and I don't think recent peformances have been too bad.
"We're all keen to finish this season on a high by putting on a good show against Orient so we can take some good form into next season.
"We've badly missed the likes of Jon Worthington, Danny Schofield, Nathan Clarke and Gary Taylor- Fletcher during the periods they've been out.
"Given better luck on the injury front and a bit of squad reshaping over the summer, I'm sure we will do better."
While centre-back Clarke (knee) was never likely to return until next season, midfielder Schofield (ankle) and striker Andy Booth (groin) are both ruled out tomorrow because they have not regained full fitness.
Midfielder Taylor-Fletcher, a former Orient player, was back in training today and faces a fitness test on his groin strain.
Manager Andy Ritchie is set to name teenage striker Lucas Akins, who made his debut as a substitute late on in the 1-1 draw at Northampton a week ago, in his 16.
Midfielder Michael Collins returns after a one-match ban as Town seek a second successive home win after their 4-2 success over Orient's capital rivals Millwall.
Town: Glennon, Holdsworth, Sinclair, Skarz, Mirfin, McIntosh, McCombe, Hudson, Collins, Worthington, Taylor-Fletcher, Beckett, Akins, McAliskey, Racchi, Ahmed, Hand, Eastwood, Wilson, Berrett.
Leyton Orient: Garner, Lockwood, Echanomi, Corden, Chambers, Thelwell, Tann, Guttridge, Alexander, Jarvis, Demetriou, Morris, Doyle, Matthews, Webb, Kemp, Page, Pires, Marsh.
Ref: Colin Webster (Tyne & Wear).