Chris Powell says he’d love to better his achievement of taking Charlton Athletic to the quarter-finals of last season’s FA Cup.
The boss says there will be no wholesale changes for Town’s third-round tie at home to Championship rivals Reading tomorrow.
The winners will pocket £67,500 from the competition’s prize fund, as well as going into Monday’s fourth-round draw (live on BBC1 at 7.35pm).
“We definitely want to have a good run in the competition, and I have seen how it can galvanise a club,” said Powell.
“I remember last season’s FA Cup with fondness but also disappointment, because Charlton were within 90 minutes of getting to Wembley for a semi-final.
“Sheffield United beat us to get there, and now they’re through to the semis in the Capital One Cup.
“That shows what can be achieved by clubs of our size, so why not go for it?
“They have a a new manager (Steve Clarke) and they will come here on the back of a good result (2-1 against Norwich City).
“But we also had a good result last Sunday (2-1 against Bolton Wanderers) and we want to build on that.”
Powell added: “We had two games in three days over Christmas, so there were a few knocks and niggles.
“I also have the opportunity to give minutes on the pitch to one or two players who need them.
“But I want to win the match, so I will be putting out a strong side.”
Town have cut admission prices, both for tickets bought in advance and at the turnstile, where it’s £15 adults and seniors and £7 Under 18s.
“The supporters were great against Bolton, and hopefully they will back us again,” said Powell.
“Like a say, they will see a strong side doing their best to get to the fourth round.”
Centre-back Joel Lynch is back in training after his groin injury but unlikely to figure against Reading.