TOWN hope to force their way back into the League I play-off positions tomorrow with boss Lee Clark agreeing: “It’s a great incentive.”
Clark’s side host Leyton Orient in eighth place, a point behind Norwich and Swindon, who meet at Carrow Road.
Should those two draw, a Town victory would put them back into the top six, and Clark added: “We’ve got to be winning our home games.”
Town have a solid record at the Galpharm, winning five, including the Carling Cup defeat of Stockport County, drawing the other two, scoring 19 and conceding four.
Exeter City were beaten last time out, and Clark was able to pick positives from last Saturday’s 2-1 setback down at Charlton Athletic.
“It’s a case of eliminating those defensive slips and putting away more of the many chances we’re creating, and the players have been very positive in training.”
Striker Robbie Simpson remains sidelined by a thigh injury while Tom Clarke continues his comeback from knee surgery.
But otherwise, Clark has a strong squad from which to choose as he prepares to lock horns with old sparring partner Geraint Williams, the Orient boss.
“We saw a bit of each other when he was Colchester manager and I was assistant as Norwich, and he’s a good bloke who has put together a decent squad,” said Clark.
“They’ve had a few positive results of late (Brentford were beaten 2-1 at Brisbane Road last Saturday) but I’m far more concerned about what we do.
“It’s our home game and as ever, we want to go out and dominate.”