TOWN had some silverware at their pre-season photocall for the first time in over 30 years.
Not since the 1970 picture parade at Leeds Road, when Ian Greaves' top-flight side proudly showed off their Second Division championship trophy from the previous campaign, have Town illuminated their press day with a cup.
The Nationwide Trophy won in the promotion play-off final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium was in front of Peter Jackson's 22-man squad at yesterday's McAlpine event.
It also featured on pictures taken with staff, sponsors and Blue and White Foundation members to mark a new beginning.
"The lads had some fun and you always feel you are into the season proper with the photocall," said Jackson, who is pictured (left) with club secretary Ann Hough.
"It was important to me to have the staff on some pictures as well because it's a tribute to them.
"So much hard work went on to turn this wonderful club around last year which people don't know about, so it must be recognised."
Jackson was happy to follow the lead of Greaves' fine side all those years ago. When Town won the Fourth Division in 1980, manager Mick Buxton did not have the trophy at the photocall.
In 1995, too, it was left of the pictures featuring Brian Horton's team because Neil Warnock, who was successful at Wembley, had left the club for Plymouth.
"It's wonderful to have a trophy to show - it really does make the day and show this club is right back on track," said Jackson, who has just signed a new three-year deal.
"What we achieved last season was unbelievable and I think we should be proud of it, especially as all the lads who played in the final are still at the club.
"Before we had the pictures taken I actually had a look at last season's photocall picture. We could only organise it in the week before the season because, before that, we were just working to get a squad together.
"It's amazing to think that 10 players have already left the club since last season's photocall, so we've had a big turnover here."