DANNY SCHOFIELD could hold the key to a Town victory at Oldham tomorrow (3.00).
That's the view of manager Peter Jackson, who is keen for his high-riding side to play to their strengths as they chase a return to top spot in League I.
Boundary Park is hardly a happy hunting ground - just one win in 10 visits - but Jackson is in no mood to change his overall attacking philosophy.
"When you add the skills and quick feet of Danny Schofield to the enthusiasm and energy of Chris Brandon it's an effective recipe for creating chances," said Jackson, who yesterday welcomed striker Andy Booth (hamstring) back to training.
"Our service out to Danny, particularly, was very poor last week so we have to put that right, but I've been delighted with him and Chris and I know they'll give Oldham problems tomorrow.
"Pawel Abbott has also been doing well up front, so I've no doubt we will maintain our run of scoring. That's why I've been stressing all week that if we keep a clean sheet, I'm confident we will win the game."
Jackson is keeping his line-up under wraps - all the fit senior pros will travel - against an Oldham side who have not won in four and have failed to recruit a loan signing to cover for their injury problems.
It's even been suggested striker Chris Killen might play centre-back after Ronnie Moore missed out yesterday on Derby's Mo Konjic. Oldham could not afford him despite Derby offering to pay half his wages for a month's loan.
Oldham will have 18-year-old keeper Terry Smith on the bench as cover for Chris Day.
"Tomorrow is about us being strong and positive, because we want to go back to the top of the table if possible," added Jacko.
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