TOWN coach Martyn Booty will be cheering for Grimsby on Monday!
That's because he is desperate for the Blundell Park second string to beat Scunthorpe Reserves (2.00).
Scunthorpe lead the Pontin's Holidays Division I East by two points from Town and the visit to Grimsby is their game in hand.
Should they slip up, it would increase Town's chances of promotion this season, especially as they play Scunthorpe away in the final match of the season after entertaining Doncaster at the Galpharm this coming Wednesday (2.00).
"We've just got the two matches left, so we need Scunthorpe to drop points," said Booty, who has been helping Reserve coach John Dungworth all season.
"The main objective in the Reserves is to get players going through to the first team, and we've done that superbly this season, but it would be nice to get promoted and to play at a higher standard next season.
"We've had some very unexpected defeats this season at places like York and Grimsby and they look like costing us, but we've still got a chance and it would be great to go to Scunthorpe in the last match knowing victory would take us up."
Booty is delighted players like Tom Clarke, Adnan Ahmed and Michael Collins have broken into the first team this season.
"They have all been playing well and have taken their chance brilliantly," he added.
"With them moving up, it means we've probably had more experience in the Reserves than the first team in recent weeks, but it's great for the future of the club."
In last night's matches, Tranmere beat Stockport 1-0 while Cheltenham and Shrewsbury drew 1-1.