PETER JACKSON will hand Danny Schofield a third successive League I start at home to Brentford tomorrow (3.00) with the instruction: "Show us you're one of the best in the division."
The 26-year-old midfielder is back to full fitness after a bout of illness.
And he was outstanding in last week's 1-1 draw at Bristol City, when Jackson's side were unfortunate to concede a late equaliser.
That stretched Town's unbeaten run to five matches, and with three more in eight days - after Brentford, it's Rotherham away on Tuesday and Crewe at home next Saturday - the boss is desperate to pick up all nine points on offer.
While his side will drop a place to 12th if Gillingham win at Northampton tonight, Jackson insists they can still make the play-offs.
And he believes Schofield, who scored the first of his four goals this season when Town drew 2-2 at Brentford in August, can be a major player in the push for a top-six finish.
"Danny is playing a slightly different role to usual - more central and just in behind the front two (Andy Booth and Luke Beckett) - and it's suiting both him and the team as a whole," he said.
"We know that if we can provide Danny with decent service, he can be a match-winner for us, because on his day, he's as good as any player in the division.
"Inconsistency has been a problem, and now we need him to hit form week in, week out."