GOALKEEPER Paul Rachubka reckons Town will relish a taste of the Premiership action tonight (8.00).
The 24-year-old has a top-flight background himself with Manchester United and Charlton Athletic and will enjoy being back on that lofty stage at Ewood Park.
More importantly, he sees no reason why Town can't push Blackburn Rovers all the way in the one-off Carling Cup second round tie and even cause a massive upset.
Rachubka has been encouraged by Town's performances en route to joint top place in Coca-Cola League I and, after successive victories against Oldham and Brentford, he's looking to cash in in front of a big travelling contingent of fans this evening.
"We are really looking forward to the tie and to taking on Blackburn," said Rachubka.
"The Cup wasn't even mentioned until Monday because we've just been concentrating on doing well in League I and, after that cracking win against Brentford, it was just nice for everyone to relax for 24 hours.
"But for the last couple of days we have been fully focused on Blackburn and, if anyone can't get motivated for a tie like this at a place like Ewood Park then they really are in the wrong game.
"It should be a great tie with a big crowd and, hopefully, our fans will be right behind us like they were on Saturday."
Rachubka would love to beat Mark Hughes' side, who are aiming to bounce back from a bad 3-0 home mauling by Newcastle on Sunday, but he has no doubt about Town's priority this season.
"People keep asking if we are the real deal this season and I don't see any reason why not," he explained.
"While the Scunthorpe result went badly against us, it wasn't a battering in terms of the match and, since then, we've beaten Oldham away and Brentford at home - a side who are definitely going to be up there come the end of the season.
"We played the better football against them and, in the end, proved to be the better team, so I really don't see why we can't take that sort of form and spirit up to the Championship."
Rachubka is targeting a clean sheet tonight and still feels hurt by conceding two at the Galpharm in the 3-2 defeat of Martin Allen's Bees.
"Apart from the two attacks when Brentford scored, I might as well have gone and sat in the crowd," reflected Rachubka (pictured).
"After the second goal went in, from the first minute of the second half, Brentford did nothing but defend and we were well on top.
"It was just a matter of plugging away until we got a breakthrough and, while Tom Clarke's sending off made it more difficult for us, we got it back to 2-2 in injury time and pressed on for the winner.
"Maybe that was a bit stupid, but it paid off and, phsychologically, it's now a long way back for Brentford. It is going to be hard for them to recover while we can now go and enjoy ourselves against Blackburn."
Blackburn - Friedel, Neill, Nelsen, Zurab, Gresko, Bentley, Tugay, Flitcroft, Pedersen, Bellamy, Kuqi, Dickov, Savage, Reid, Enckelman, Jansen, Mokoena.
Town - Rachubka, Holdsworth, Adams, McCombe, N Clarke, Worthington, Carss, Schofield, Brandon, Taylor-Fletcher, Abbott, Booth, Mendes, Collins, McAliskey, Hudson, Senior.
Referee - Lee Probert (Gloucester).