PAUL RACHUBKA is now targeting a sixth clean sheet in just 10 matches of his loan spell against Hull on Saturday to keep Town hot on the promotion trail.

The 22-year-old imported from Charlton Athletic was the toast of Town at Sixfields last night with three remarkable saves to protect Andy Booth's 1-0 lead.

If it wasn't the best match of a senior career which began at Manchester United, it was certainly one of them and he got a standing ovation from 1,171 travelling fans, high fives from all his colleagues and a big hug from the delighted manager Peter Jackson.

"Our defence have been playing so well that I haven't had much to do, so it felt great to be a part of things and to do a job for once," said the man born in California.

"It was very satisfying to make some saves when we needed them and nights like this are what make a promotion happen.

"The last two games have been fantastic. We battled back into it on Saturday and won with two late goals, then we've got a great result at Northampton with fantastic backing from our big bank of supporters.

"Home and away they've been brilliant and to sell so many seats on a rainy Tuesday night after a hard day's work is a credit to every one of them."

Rachubka was pleased with his diving stop from Derek Asamoah but rated his block from Marc Richards as his best save of the game.

"I don't know how the shot came through such a crowd of players, but I saw it at the very last second and managed to get enough behind it to keep it out," he explained.

"It could have gone anywhere, but thankfully it went wide."