PAUL RACHUBKA returns to MK Dons tonight aiming to take up where he left off at Worcester City on Sunday.
Town goalkeeper Rabs, 24, was delighted to play a key role in the 1-0 FA Cup win which earned a plum third-round tie at glamour club Chelsea.
He wants another clean sheet at the National Hockey Stadium - home to MK Dons for the last two years and where he was on loan early last season - as second-placed Town bid to keep up their League I challenge to leaders Swansea.
But the former Manchester United player, whose bravery and agility were clear to see in front of the BBC cameras at Worcester, has warned it won't be easy.
MK Dons (formerly Wimbledon) are down in 18th place, but have shown much improved form of late, with five wins out of their last six games in all competitions, the most recent by a 2-1 margin at League I rivals Southend in the second round of the Cup on Saturday.
At home, they are unbeaten in eight, with their last defeat 3-1 by Swansea in mid-September.
"My short spell at Milton Keynes came at a good time for me," said Rachubka, who having spent the closing months of the previous season (2003-04) on loan at Town, helping them win the then-Division III play-off final against Mansfield, joined the Galpharm club permanently from Charlton 13 months ago.
"It was clear I wasn't in the frame at Charlton, and I needed first-team football, which Milton Keynes were able to provide.
"The management was different (Stuart Murdoch as opposed to current boss Danny Wilson), but a number of the players remain.
"They're not a bad side at all, certainly better than their current place in the table suggests.
"They went through a tough time financially, like this club, but they're bouncing back.
"They are a club on the rise now, and the Hockey Stadium will always be a weird place to play, giving them an advantage."
"They also have the advantage of having had a day more to rest up than us, but we're determined not to use that as an excuse.
"The manager here has put together a strong squad, so there are people who can come in.
"But the way we are playing at the moment (Town are unbeaten in six in all competitions) means we all want to play. There is a real confidence about the squad."
Rachubka, an ever-present this term and one of only three men to play for both clubs (the others being striker Phil Summerill and midfielder Gary Barnett) was in the Town team beaten 2-1 at the Hockey Stadium last season.
But he concluded: "We will go there aiming to win, and there's no reason why we shouldn't."
MK Dons (from): Baker, McLenahan, Lewington, Chorley, Morgan, Small, Mitchell, Platt, McLeod, Edds, Quinn, Kamara, Wilbraham, Smith, Rizzo, Crooks, Mills.
Town (from): Rachubka, Holdsworth, Adams, Hudson, Mirfin, N Clarke, Brandon, Taylor-Fletcher, Worthington, Booth, Abbott, Carss, T Clarke, Collins, Ahmed, McCombe, Young, McAliskey, Hardy, Hand, Walls, Senior.
Referee: Clive Penton (Sussex).