PETER JACKSON has challenged Town to chalk up a hat trick of home derby wins as the build-up to Saturday's showdown with Doncaster continues.
Next at the Galpharm after Dave Penney's Rovers are Rotherham (March 18) and Barnsley (April 1).
Jackson, who expects to have leading scorer Pawel Abbott available after he came through a Reserve run-out yesterday, is well aware that the form book can go out of the window during these neighbourly clashes.
But he points to a decent derby record this season as a sign that a maximum points haul is a realistic target for his second-placed team.
"Derbies have their own unique atmosphere, and the players have to deal with that," said the boss, whose team have won 2-0 at Doncaster and 2-1 at Bradford and drawn at home to Bradford and away to Rotherham and Barnsley so far.
"We've got an encouraging record in them this season, and there's no reason why we shouldn't win all three.
"None of the games will be easy because Doncaster need the win to keep their play-off chances going, Rotherham are scrapping for survival and Barnsley are up there in third and challenging strongly.
"But any promotion-chasing side needs to win home games and that's what we have to do."
Jackson saw John McAliskey press his claims for another first-team run-out with the winner in yesterday's 2-1 Reserve success over Rotherham (report Page 42).
Like Abbott and McAliskey, fit-again midfielder Mark Hudson, left-back Danny Adams and goalkeeper Paul Rachubka also played the full 90 minutes.
Saturday's clash with Rovers, who went ninth after Tuesday's goalless draw against Brentford, is a category A game.
Town have less than 400 tickets remaining for the visit to Hartlepool tomorrow week. They are now on general sale.