BOSS Peter Jackson today hailed the input of coaches Martyn Booty and John Dungworth as Town entered their first full week of pre-season training.
Jackson and his seasoned right-hand man Terry Yorath are a tried and trusted combination.
But they are backed up by Booty and Dungworth out on the training pitch, and Jackson is more than happy with their work as he plans for the new Coca-Cola League I campaign.
Booty, originally brought to the club as a player by Jackson two years ago, was made a coach towards the end of the 2003-04 promotion season.
Dungworth, a former Town striker, arrived four years ago after working on the backroom staff at Sheffield United and Leeds.
While Booty works with the first team and Dungworth with the Academy alongside Gerry Murphy, the pair combine to run the Reserves, who won the Pontin's League Division I East title last season.
"Boots has learned a lot from John, and they have done a great job so far," said Jackson.
"While I always thought Boots would make a good coach, John was already here when I arrived for my second spell as manager two years ago, and he has a very good pedigree.
"John has played a big role in grooming the crop of players who have come through from Academy to first-team level and who will form the backbone of our side this season.
"And the work he and Boots have done with Reserves is reflected in their championship success last season.
"We all have our titles, but really, the backroom team is just that. It's an all-round effort and we all have an input.
"Boots and John are key members of the club, and it's great to have them around, especially at this time of the year when training is pretty full-on."
Town's players will work every day up to and including Saturday before they jet out for the Ibiza pre-season tournament on Sunday.
Their first match is against Championship side Coventry, a former club of both Yorath and Booty, tomorrow week.
Meanwhile the Reserves will now face Walsall rather than Rochdale in the new-look Pontin's League Central division.
Rochdale have switched to the West division, one of three equivalent sections, after the withdrawal of Northwich.
Walsall have been accepted in the non-Leaguers' place.
Town will have 18 Central division matches, the same number as in League I East last season, as they bid to make the new play-offs, and will also enter the Pontin's League Cup.
The games, at least half of which must kick off at 7.00 rather than 2.00, start in the week commencing August 15, although the fixtures have yet to be confirmed.