BUOYANT chief Peter Jackson today celebrated the talented young back-up on tap to bolster Town's exciting promotion push.
Jackson welcomed David Mirfin back to the fold last night in a Reserve victory which finished with every outfield player aged 21 or under.
They beat a strong Sheffield Wednesday line-up 1-0 with a Mark Hudson penalty and Mirfin (hamstring), who played the first half, may even be considered for the first-team bench against Bournemouth on Saturday (3.00).
Whether he figures or not, Jackson is delighted with his squad as they eye top spot in League I and admits his only task for Saturday is to add a sharper cutting edge to some terrific build-up play.
"The big plus is for David Mirfin to come through but it's also really pleasing to see so many of our young lads doing so well at Reserve team level," said Jackson, who expects Lee Fowler to be out for three weeks after cartilage surgery today.
"Mirf played 45 minutes and reported no problems, so we will see how he comes through training in the next couple of days. We need to be careful with him, but his recovery is looking good.
"To finish with such a young Reserve side on the pitch - Phil Senior was the oldest at 22 - shows how vibrant the club is at the moment and we want to follow that up with another three points against Bournemouth.
"We said when we were on the way back from Colchester that we wanted to take six points from the two home games and we're half way there. We can't wait to get cracking on the other half!"
Jackson added: "We have won three matches now in the closing minutes against Bristol City, Brentford and Tranmere and that shows the battling spirit we've got, but just as pleasing is the quality of the football we're producing.
"We were excellent against Tranmere and all I want to see on Saturday is a quality final ball and people being more positive in front of goal."