AGGRESSIVE midfielder Jon Worthington goes into tomorrow's high noon showdown with Hull determined to tick off another career target.
The strong-running 21-year-old is looking for a third goal in successive games against Peter Taylor's high-riding side at the Galpharm Stadium.
With seven League and Cup matches gone, Worthington finds himself in the unusual position of being Town's leading goalscorer.
His strikes in the last two matches against Doncaster and Peterborough have given him the edge over Tony Carss - a knee injury worry for tomorrow - Andy Booth, Pawel Abbott and John McAliskey, who each have a goal apiece.
Worthington has once before scored in successive games - against Doncaster and Cambridge last January - but he has never managed to net in three matches on the trot and he's keen to put that right against the Tigers in front of a season-high 13,000-plus crowd tomorrow.
"I had a good season last year," said Worthington, who was voted Town's Player of the Year by supporters for his stirring promotion performances.
"But I said all along there was one aspect of my game which I was determined to improve - goalscoring.
"People can probably see that this season I'm gambling a lot more on getting forward and looking for things to break around the box.
"I have been making a lot of runs and quite a few passes have just missed me, but I'm pleased to have scored in the last two games and now I'm looking for more.
"Hull is a big game for us and, obviously, after disappointing at Doncaster we need to pick ourselves up.
"We have put that defeat behind us, the lads have worked hard and now we are all very positive about tomorrow."
Worthington goes into the match knowing another yellow card will earn him a suspension, but manager Peter Jackson said:
"Worthy is a very competitive player and you have to expect him to pick up his share of bookings. I don't want to take that aggressive edge off his play, though, and I want him to keep attacking.
"He is right when he says he should score more goals and I think he is capable of hitting double figures this season."
Town have a doubt about virus victim Nathan Clarke, who missed yesterday's training session.
In Coca-Cola League II last night, Wycombe drew 1-1 with Oxford United.