TOWN captain Jonathan Worthington admits the derby duel with Bradford can't come quickly enough.
The 21-year-old midfielder is still smarting from Town's defeat at Oldham and he's glad that Saturday's kick-off is three hours earlier than normal.
While Town have ground to make up in Coca-Cola League I, Worthington insists the squad are confident about tackling their rivals for the first time in five years.
A 15,000-plus biggest crowd of the season is expected, with both sets of fans recommended to buy seats early, and the Galpharm skipper said: "We know the fans will be up for it, but all the lads are as well.
"I can't wait personally, I'm absolutely itching to get going and it couldn't be a bigger or better match for us to bounce back in.
"None of us can quite believe we managed to lose at Oldham but the fans realised how much we'd put in by giving us a good ovation at the end, and we'll be doing all we can to get the right result for them this Saturday."
Worthington went as close as anyone to joining Pawel Abbott on the scoresheet at Boundary Park, after leading Town to a first win as captain down at Swindon.
"I've had my critics in recent weeks, but that doesn't bother me at all," he said. "The last two performances I've been pleased with and I'm looking forward to going into the Bradford derby game in some decent form.
"It's a shame we didn't come back from Oldham with at least a point, because I think we deserved to, and while the last two performances have been good, we just can't seem to get consistency of good results.
"We all believe we've got the ability to go places in this division and to get ourselves into the play-off placings, so let's hope we get the luck we deserve against Bradford."
Rob Edwards trained again yesterday and is expected to be joined tomorrow by Efe Sodje, Nathan Clarke and midfield man Chris Brandon, who have all had injury treatment.