MANAGER Peter Jackson today underlined his delight at having signed goalkeeper Paul Rachubka permanently.
Jackson, who has worked hard on a wages package to satisfy Town budgets and the demands of the player who began his career with Manchester United before signing for Charlton, reckons the 23-year-old will play a big part in helping take the club on.
"I'm just delighted we've got one of the most talented young keepers around to commit to this club until 2007," said Jackson, before leaving with the squad to Swindon.
"Rabs loved it when he came here last season and it's fair to say he was desperate to join us in the summer, but we've had to wait until now to finally bring things to a conclusion.
"It has taken a lot of hard work and negotiation with the backing of our chairman, Ken Davy, and the help of chief executive, Andrew Watson, but we're very pleased to have brought in a top quality keeper to add to our squad.
"For his quality and age, he hasn't played enough League matches and he's keen now to establish himself and put that record straight."
First job is to help Town end a run of six matches without a win at the County Ground tomorrow (7.45).
"Rabs sees this move as vital in his career and, while keepers are often best in their late 20s and early 30s, he knows he can really improve with us rather than playing `A' team in the Premiership," added Jackson.
Rachubka played 16 matches on loan last season, helping Town to play-off glory over Mansfield in Cardiff, but has not yet been involved in a win since returning to the Galpharm four matches ago.