THE victory over Millwall put Town firmly in the driving seat in terms of the last League I play-off place.

And another win at Stockport tomorrow will drastically reduce the importance of what would otherwise have been a high-pressure meeting with Colchester tomorrow week.

The Hatters held Lee Clark’s men goalless at the Galpharm in September and the deadlock is 11/1 with Ladbrokes to remain unbroken again while another stalemate is chalked up by Betfred at 10/3.

However, the rock-bottom hosts, Betdaq’s 6/1 outsiders, are winless in 11 and have lost nine of those matches, so it seems likely that Town will return with a crucial three points, a result available at a slender 1/2 with totesport.

A one-goal margin of victory for Town is available with 888Sport at 5/2 and Victor Chandler rate Town at 13/2 to bag the game’s only goal.

However, Stockport have lost their last three by at least two goals so Clark’s charges may be worth considering at 23/20 in’s handicap market, where they will kick-off a goal in arrears.

The hosts have also failed to score in their last couple, so there’s a strong possibility that Town can combine a victory with a clean sheet (7/5, Partybets) and subsequently, a decent case can be made for William Hill’s 6/1, posted against a 2-0 success.

Stan James meanwhile, quote 5/4 for Town to be in front at the end of each half, the opening goal is 10/11 (Paddy Power) to arrive before the 25th minute and sticking with the first-goal theme, Town’s Jordan Rhodes is chalked up by bet365 at 7/2 to put his side 1-0 up.

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