FIRED-UP Town fear no-one in League I.
That's the verdict of experienced midfielder Tony Carss as Peter Jackson's side prepare to take on lowly Bournemouth at the Galpharm tomorrow (3.00).
Carss says confidence is sky high in the Town camp and the players are determined to maintain their form.
"We are all focused on staying at the top of the table and we certainly don't fear anyone," said the 29-year-old, who has returned to first-team duty with five successive starts.
"The midweek win showed what a good side we've got because we dominated the 90 minutes, and the aim now is to carry that momentum into the game against Bournemouth.
"Obviously another clean sheet would be ideal because we've stressed all along that if we can keep it tight at the back we are going to win games because of our quality up front.
"The other night we were excellent at the back and it gave us the platform to get the ball down and play.
"That's the mentality we've got for the Bournemouth game. We want to dominate possession and hopefully get that extra edge around the box which will bring us more goals."
Carss admits the whole squad talked about a six-point haul from back-to-back home games and, even though Town are half way there, he knows they will have to work hard to see it through tomorrow.
"If we carry on playing the way we are doing, we are very confident," he added.
"It's great to know as a midfield player that you can spread the ball wide to Danny Schofield and Chris Brandon and, with support from the other lads, they will create havoc.
"And then we've got Pav, Boothy and Fletch in the middle to stick away the chances we create.
"We had to stick at it right to the end against Tranmere, but it was great to see Danny score like he did with only a few minutes left.
"The whole team had worked really hard and, when a half chance comes along like that, you wouldn't want anyone other than Danny Schofield on the end of it to use a bit of skill and tuck it away. It was a brilliant goal."
Carss sees no reason why Town can't become the division's outright leaders before too much longer.
"When you've got a bench with the likes of Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Junior Mendes and Mark Hudson on it, lads like Michael Collins and John McCombe on the fringe of things and players in the squad like John McAliskey, David Mirfin and Martin McIntosh who aren't even getting a look-in at the moment, it's a great situation to be in," he explained.
"Everyone knows that whoever plays is capable of doing a good job and that's the quality of the whole squad which makes us confident we can keep this run going.
"We all know we've got to stay on top of our form to keep a place in the team and that's got to be good for the season as a whole.
"From my own point of view, I feel I'm getting stronger and stronger and with the way we've been playing, I feel Jon Worthington and myself have something to build on as a midfield partnership."
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Adams, N Clarke, T Clarke, Brandon, Worthington, Carss, Schofield, Abbott, Booth. Subs: McCombe, Mendes, Taylor-Fletcher, Hudson, Senior.
Bournemouth - Stewart, Young, O'Connor, Gowling, Hart, Rodrigues, Surman, Cooke, Browning, Stock, Foley, Hayter, Keene, Pitman, Coutts, Cooper.
Referee - Mike Pike (Cumbria).