PETER JACKSON today received a timely tonic in his bid to steer Town clear of potential trouble near the relegation zone.
Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock is ready to let loan striker Luke Beckett extend his Galpharm stay - providing the 28-year-old striker does the bulk of his training with the Bramall Lane squad.
It's a massive lift for Jackson, the fans and an injury-hit squad after Saturday's painful 2-1 defeat at MK Dons, which leaves Town with just one win from the last nine League I outings and only a seven-point buffer to the relegation cut-off line.
Jackson - aware Town's slide puts them in the bottom four of the form table - is already without suspended leading scorer Pawel Abbott for Saturday's home clash with Blackpool, while Andy Booth is under treatment for a groin injury which forced him off after scoring at the National Hockey Stadium.
"We have to dig in and keep going, because we need as many points as we can as quickly as we can," said Jackson, whose side fell to goals by Izale McLeod and Clive Platt after leading the game.
"To lose to a late sucker punch on Saturday was a kick in the teeth for my players and the fans, because we didn't deserve it.
"I thought the young lads at the back were all magnificent, they showed a lot of character and the result proves what a cruel game football can be at times."
Rob Edwards, David Mirfin and Chris Brandon are also injured.