JOHN McALISKEY hopes his first-team recall for Town will spark a return to goalscoring form.
The 20-year-old has been out in the cold for most of this season but got the nod yesterday from manager Peter Jackson in a new 4-4-2 formation.
It was only a second start of the League I campaign for McAliskey - one of the heroes of Town's promotion push last term - but he hopes it will signal more appearances in the second half of the programme.
"The call-up came out of the blue because I wasn't even a sub last week, but I was delighted with how it went," said McAliskey.
"I didn't get a goal, but I set one up and created a few chances and of course the most important thing of all was that we won the game.
"Obviously I enjoyed myself and I want to stay in the team if I can. It would be great to get back among the goals as well and, if I play, I'm sure I'll do that."
On the season so far, McAliskey added: " People have been saying I'm low on confidence and haven't been doing that well, but all the strikers have been fit for most of the season and that's made it difficult.
"Being picked has given me a big lift and I told the gaffer that I'd give him 110% and everything I'd got if he put me into the team.
"It was at this time last year when we really pushed on with a long winning run and that's what we need now, to get us pushing right up towards the top."