PETER JACKSON is aiming to put Town among the play-off contenders by the time they head to Reading in the Carling Cup third round next month.
The McAlpine manager is keen to take care of important League business before he even considers the prospect of creating a third straight Cup shock at the Madejski Stadium in the last week of October.
Jackson was pleased with the 3-0 home win against Leyton Orient on Saturday, which moved Town up to 13th in the table and cost O's manager Paul Brush his job.
Now, Town take on struggling Kidderminster at the McAlpine tomorrow with a chance to power into their highest placing of the season and mark Efe Sodje's return from suspension in victorious style in a first ever meeting between the clubs.
"Drawing Reading away isn't the big pay day that we all wanted, but we will be going all out to create another big upset," said Jackson, whose team are the only Third Division side left in.
"Reading will have noted our performances so far and they will be wary of playing us, so we've got to make the most of the opportunity and give everything to get through once again.
"Most importantly, though, I want us to collect as many League points as possible before then and that means doing the business against the likes of Kidderminster tomorrow and Southend down at Roots Hall on Saturday.
"It is essential we get on a good run in the League now, the lads are doing well and, after getting back to back wins, we want to carry that on into these upcoming games."
In addition to Sodje, Jackson may have skipper Rob Edwards (hamstring) back in contention tomorrow night (7.45).
Wing-back Tony Carss (chest infection) was being checked today, although it is more important to get him back for Saturday when Paul Scott and Ian Hughes are both suspended.