PETER JACKSON is working hard on a loan signing to bolster his injury-hit squad before Bournemouth visit the Galpharm.
Town had 15 players on a snow-covered Storthes Hall training ground yesterday, with Nat Brown (left) joining the absentees because of a gashed Achilles.
Nathan Clarke is already ruled out on Saturday while Andy Holdsworth and Tony Carss both face hernia scans tomorrow.
Jackson can't say whether his loan inquiries will be successful, but he's already gearing the players for a test of character against a team they know well from a 2-2 draw on the south coast just a few weeks ago.
"We still have everything to play for and we will be very positive," said Jackson today.
"Bournemouth said we were the best side they've played this season and I was also impressed with them during that 2-2 draw at Dean Court, so it's going to be tough.
"Bournemouth are right up there in the table, so this is a really difficult home game and there's a little bit of pressure on us to get the right result."
In addition to Brown, David Mirfin (thigh) and John McCombe (ankle) were rested from training yesterday to ensure they're okay.
"We had a good session, a few snowball fights took place and the lads enjoyed it," added Jackson.