MARTIN McINTOSH is determined to lead a Town tightening-up operation at Hartlepool on Friday.
The Scotsman's third goal in as many games helped Peter Jackson's promotion chasers stay second in League I by drawing 2-2 with Doncaster at the Galpharm on Saturday.
But the 34-year-old knows that after two successive stalemates, it's vital Town take three points from the struggling Pool up in the North-East.
Less than 100 of Town's ticket allocation for the Victoria Park clash remained today, and tough man Tosh will demand equal commitment from the team.
"We seem to be conceding goals when sides counter-attack and we have to tighten things up," said McIntosh, who just like at Swansea, was joined on the scoresheet by David Graham.
"The 2-2 draw at Swansea seemed okay because we came back from two down, but against Doncaster, we were twice in the lead and should have won.
"We're still second, but we could have been three points clear of Barnsley rather than just the one.
"Some of the chasing sides have games in hand, but we're filling the second automatic promotion spot at the moment, and it's crucial that we kick on.
McIntosh's eighth-minute opener was cancelled out by Jason Price after a quarter of an hour on Saturday.
Then, after Graham put Town back in front five minutes before the break, Paul Green levelled on 57 minutes.
Neither manager could understand why Andy Booth had a 70th-minute headed goal disallowed by referee Andy D'Urso in front of a 14,490 derby crowd, Town's third highest at home this season.
McIntosh said of his fourth goal of the season: "I usually get them with my head, so to score with a shot seemed strange.
"I always go up for free-kicks and as I saw Boothy rise, I gambled on him winning the header and tried to get into position for the knock-down.
"He won the ball, like he usually does, and I managed to get a foot to it and steer it home."