MIDFIELD graduate Michael Collins goes into the Galpharm clash against Oldham with a massive new contract incentive.
The 18-year-old signed his first 12-month professional terms today in the wake of his breakthrough into Peter Jackson's senior side.
And playmaker Collins knows that the contract could be extended this summer if he continues to impress.
Jackson, who has also awarded one-year deals to Academy products Aaron Hardy and Matt Young, said: "I've told Michael Collins that if he keeps on developing like he is with the first team then he will get a new contract at the end of the season.
"I was particularly pleased with him at Tranmere, where I thought he showed what a good player he is going to be, and it's a great incentive for him to know his contract could become longer-term quite soon.
"I always try to look after the younger players at this club and, as I've also said to Aaron and Matt, if they continue to work hard they will get their chance in the not too distant future."
Jackson is hoping David Mirfin will recover from the hip injury which forced him off at Tranmere to take his place against Oldham.
Galpharm conditions are fine and there are no early worries about the game going ahead.