STAR striker Luke Beckett today heaped praise on Town's young guns as they prepare for battle at Tranmere (7.45).
Tomorrow's clash with Brian Little's third-placed side at Prenton Park can't come quickly enough after Beckett's sixth goal in as many games earned Saturday's priceless 1-0 victory over Blackpool.
Manager Peter Jackson fielded one of the youngest sides in Town history - average age 21.27! - and elder statesman Beckett couldn't credit how well they played under pressure for points.
"It was a great result and a really brilliant performance - all the young lads who came in were just unbelievable," said Beckett.
"I thought the fans were superb as well because they could see that everyone was giving 100% for the cause on a day when the victory was all-important to us.
"Now, we can look towards the Tranmere match with plenty of confidence and aim to set our stall out again."
Town are hoping for support from referee Colin Webster in their appeal to the FA against the 56th minute sending-off of midfielder Chris Brandon, who is facing a three-match ban. The appeal was to be lodged by noon today.
They are also hoping Nathan Clarke recovers from a badly swollen right eye which was completely closed when the squad trained at The Barn yesterday.
Pawel Abbott was among those in the workout, ready to partner Beckett against a Tranmere side who've lost just twice at home all season and are third.
Jackson has had no inquiries for transfer-listed Lee Fowler.