GAME star Luke Beckett believes Town’s 2-0 win at Yeovil will lift them ahead of two tough League I matches.
Tickets for the big FA Cup fifth-round trip to Chelsea on February 16 went on sale to first priority fans today.
But Beckett is focused on Saturday’s visit of 10th-placed Swindon and the trip to Carlisle, who are third, a week tomorrow.
Results elsewhere meant Town remained 15th after Beckett’s 24th-minute penalty and Michael Collins’ 51st-minute goal got the better of Yeovil in front of 4,823 down in Somerset.
However Beckett says recording victory, and a clean sheet, for the third match in a row means a climb to the play-off positions is still a real possibility.
“Although we didn’t win the game, I think our improvement started down at Brighton,” said Beckett.
“We hit back to gain a 1-1 draw and we were stronger all round.
“We had to show some steel to get the FA Cup win at Oldham, and Bournemouth last Tuesday was one of those matches we had to win however we did it.
“It wasn’t a vintage display, but we got the three points and that’s what mattered most.
“At Yeovil, we produced both the win and the performance, because we defended solidly when we needed to and we also played some pretty decent stuff.
“Yeovil are a good side with some dangerous players, but I thought we deserved the win and after our second goal, we were pretty comfortable.
“Matty Glennon had to make a good save early on, but we had far more chances, and really, we could have scored four or five.”
It was Town’s fifth away win of the season and their second double.
It was also their second penalty, and Beckett explained how he took it after grabbing the ball ahead of teammate and ex-Yeovil man Phil Jevons, who scored from the spot at Nottingham Forest.
“Robbie Williams had the ball to start with, but he wasn’t in contention,” explained Beckett, who now has nine goals for the season.
“Jevo scored down at Forest but I wasn’t on the pitch then.
“I had the job last season, when I got three, and I was confident I would put it away on Saturday.
“I understand why Jevo wanted to take it – all strikers do – but he was the first to congratulate me.”