COACH Terry Yorath is keen for Town to put on a show for the Galpharm Stadium faithful against his former club tonight (7.45).
The ex-Sheffield Wednesday manager is preparing Town to face a long-ball assault from Paul Sturrock's side, who are fourth in League I on 67 points having battled back from two down to earn a home draw with Torquay on Saturday.
Town are keen to add a third straight win to those achieved against Stockport and Hartlepool and push themselves further away from the relegation zone, and Yorath (known as Taff) is confident the young squad he has helped nurture will rise to the challenge.
"It's a big game for Wednesday and it's a big game for us," said Yorath, who was delighted with Friday's 1-0 win at Victoria Park.
"We do want to play well now in front of our own fans, becasuse we haven't done that consistently enough all season.
"If we can get a little bit of a run together between now and the end of the season, we can finish in a very respectable position.
"That's what we want to achieve and this is a great game to be looking forward to.
"There is sure to be a big crowd because I know from my time at Wednesday that their away support has always been magnificent - just like our own.
"Having been lifted by the win up at Hartlepool, I've sure our fans will turn out in force as well and it would be great to give them a performance and a result to enjoy."
Yorath is sickened that Nathan Clarke misses out because of his red card against Hartlepool, especially with Wednesday having changed their style since Town's 1-0 defeat at Hillsborough back in August.
"At the beginning of the season, Wednesday were knocking the ball about and playing a lot of football, whereas now they are knocking it forward quickly and playing in the opposition half," he explained.
"It means the centre-back positions will be very important.
"We are missing Nathan, which is very unfortunate because I didn't think his sending off was called for.
"Referees are making it very hard for themselves because they are handing out bookings when players have done nothing other than mis-time a tackle.
"That's all Nathan did, there was no malice in either of his challenges, and yet he gets sent off.
"At least young Tom looks like being fit and, for a young kid of 17, he is playing brilliantly.
"He has still got a bit to learn, but he is willing to learn and that's the great thing."
One man with less to learn is Andy Booth, who played under Yorath at Wednesday and who needs just one more goal to move above Les Massie to fourth in Town's all-time goalscoring list.
"Boothy deserves to be up there with the greats of this club," said Yorath.
"I know he had his time at Wednesday, but he has always been a Huddersfield boy at heart and he's been a great servant to this club in two spells."
So are Town safe on 51 points?
"You never feel safe because other clubs could put a good run together, but we have picked up six excellent points in the last two matches and we are really looking forward to this next match," he answered.
"It was a strong performance up at Hartlepool and we played some decent football at times.
"Boothy picked out his header superbly to give us the lead and then we had to change things around in the second half following Nathan's dismissal and Tom's injury in the closing stages.
"When Hartlepool started to pound us, we even had to move Boothy to the back, and he played just as well there!
"You have to give Boothy credit. Throughout his career he has not had the best of legs, but he's had a great head and a big heart and it was big hearts that won us the match up at Hartlepool."
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Edwards, Mirfin, T Clarke, Brown, Worthington, Ahmed, Brandon, Booth, Abbott, Fowler, Senior, Mendes, Schofield, Adams, Collins.
Wednesday - Gallacher, Bullen, Heckingbottom, Adams, Wood, McGovern, Hamshaw, Bruce, Rocastle, Peacock, Barrett, Talbot, Adamson, Collins, Aranalde, Whelan, Brunt.
Referee - Lee Mason (Lancs).