DETERMINED skipper Jon Worthington believes Town's top team spirit can propel them to victory in tomorrow's all-ticket derby showdown at Hull (3.00).
Peter Taylor's Tigers are the form team of League I, having chalked up their seventh straight victory in beating Doncaster on Wednesday.
That 2-1 success, in which winger Stuart Elliott slotted his 23rd goal of the season, kept them in second place, hot on the heels of Luton.
Town, 12th after Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, upset the odds to win 2-1 at Luton back in October.
And Worthington insists they have what it takes to chalk up a fifth away victory against a team beaten only once at home (1-0 by Bradford in August).
"We showed great character in twice coming from behind to level down at Bournemouth, and it would not have been undeserved had we won," said the tough-tackling midfielder.
"That showed the spirit and character we have, and we can go to Hull in a very positive frame of mind.
"People say a point would be a good return, but we want the win because we know we are good enough to do it."
Town, of course, thumped Hull 4-0 at the Galpharm back in September, but the skipper pointed out: "They've improved since then and they're scoring goals for fun.
"But when we are on our mettle we are a match for any side in this division, and we're all looking forward to a big game in front of a big crowd."
While striker Andy Booth (ankle) is the only Town player injured, Elliott has vowed to play through the pain of a dead leg suffered against Doncaster.
Hull have failed to get Nicky Barmby's sending off in the same game overturned, so he starts a three-match ban.