STRIKE legend Andy Booth goes into the derby against his former club Sheffield Wednesday needing just one more goal to become the fourth highest scorer in Town history.

The 32-year-old notched his 108th goal in Town colours to seal last night's stunning victory against Hartlepool at Victoria Park which all but secured League I football for next season.

It puts Booth level with Les Massie, who banged in 108 in 363 appearances between 1956 and 1966, and means he will bring the house down if he makes history at the Galpharm on Tuesday (7.45).

Only greats Billy Smith (128), Jimmy Glazzard (154) and George Brown (159) now stand ahead of Booth in the scoring chart as he approaches a 306th appearance.

With 13th-placed Town now bidding to notch three successive wins for the first time this season, Booth commented:

"It would be nice to get my next goal in the big derby against Wednesday, but all I'm bothered about is winning the game.

"The lads were superb last night, especially after we came under so much pressure following Nathan Clarke's sending-off, and it was great for the fans after those seven straight away defeats.

"The goal came from what must have been one of the worst shots I've ever seen from Pawel Abbott, but it turned into quite an easy header for me.

"I thought we got stronger after that, but once Nathan had gone we all had to dig in and we got an absolutely superb victory."

Clarke was the eighth Town player dismissed this season for fouls on Darren Craddock and Antony Sweeney and he will miss Tuesday's clash.

"It would be nice to finish a game with 11 men, but I thought we defended brilliantly and all the young lads did well," said Booth.

"We cut out the silly mistakes which have been costing us away from home and, now, with 51 points and safety, we can enjoy the rest of the season and look to finish as high as we can."