TOWN manager Peter Jackson has set his sights on winning promotion at the Millennium Stadium and today promised fans: "We're going to give it everything we've got!"
The McAlpine squad were distraught at missing out on an automatic slot, but the manager insists spirits are high for the double-headed challenge against Lincoln City which can lead to a Cardiff final on Bank Holiday Monday, May 31.
"There would be no better place and no bigger occasion to win promotion than at the Millennium Stadium," said Jackson.
"To miss out on going up only on goal difference is a big blow, but we are not going to dwell on it and feel sorry for ourselves.
"We've been back on the training ground, we've had a tremendous session and we are all looking forward to these two big matches against Lincoln.
"Our fans will give us full backing down at Sincil Bank on Saturday and it would be great if they could make it a sell-out here at the McAlpine for the second leg.
"If we make it through to the final it will be wonderful for everyone and I know we'd have over 30,000 of our own fans down at the Millennium Stadium to cheer us towards promotion.
"I went there for the first time to see the Sheffield United v Wolves play-off and what an occasion that was. If we can be involved in that and win, it will be fantastic.
"Missing out on Saturday is not the end of our season. We are still in their fighting, we've got a great chance of going up and we are going to give it everything we've got."
Town do battle at Lincoln on Saturday (3.00) before playing the return leg at home a week tomorrow (7.45).
Jackson's only previous experience of the play-offs was in Town's 1991-92 campaign when they lost in the semi-finals to eventual winners Peterborough.
"That was a long time ago, but I know what massive occasions the play-offs are for players, fans and managers and it's no different now," he said.
"We still have a chance to finish our season off with what we feel we deserve. It's three matches for promotion and we want to make the most of them. The prize is there and we want to go all the way."