Wanderers are determined to make home advantage count in their bid to make an impression on Division One.

Reebok duels with Barnsley and Nottingham Forest on successive Saturdays will determine whether the pressure stays on or if Colin Todd's team can fulfil expectations and become a promotion force once again.

Wanderers have won just one of their first six games and go into tomorrow's Roses battle just one point off the foot of the table.

It's early days and the concensus is that Wanderers have played much better than their results have suggested.

But Todd says it's time his players made it happen. "Other managers keep telling me that it will turn our way," he explains. "But we've got to make it turn. Nobody else can do it for us.

"I appreciate what they are saying about how well we've played but it's annoying. I don't want compliments I want to see it happen out their on the park."

Wanderers go into the game buoyed by their impressive and emphatic 4-1 Worthington Cup win at Gillingham, which featured outstanding individual performances - most notably Eidur Gudjohnsen's two-goal contribution.

The only likely change to that winning line-up is in goal with Keith Branagan returning after making way to give Steve Banks a game at the Priestfield Stadium.

"It's not a case of confidence being boosted because that's never been a problem," Todd said, expressing a strong faith in his players. "We came back from 3-1 down to get a draw against Birmingham in our last home game so you can't say there's anything wrong with the confidence of the team.

"We've just got to be sensible when we have the ball and disciplined when they have it. We must make sure we always have a midfield player in a holding position when we are going forward. Ricardo Gardner and Michael Johansen are starting to produce a lot in addition to what we've come to rely on from Per Frandsen. But Robbie Elliott can also give us a lot in terms of solidity.

"We've just got to make sure we are the governors."

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