IS March a make-or-break month for us? Derek Jones, Harrogate

Jacko says : PROBABLY yes, because by the time we get to April we'll have a clear idea whether we are in the promotion shake-up or battling for the play-offs.

It is a big month for us in any case because of the number of games we are playing - seven.

Having just beaten Yeovil, we've got another two midweek games coming up on the bounce against Carlisle (this Tuesday) and Rochdale at home the following week.

Every month is big for one reason or another, but when you get towards the end of the season they seem all the more important.

In that sense, we have hit form at exactly the right time and we are on a fantastic run.

Credit goes to everyone in the club, because a hell of a lot of work is done behind the scenes as well as out there on the pitch, and we have put ourselves in a great situation.

It was an unbelievable achievement just to get a team on the pitch for the first game against Cambridge, yet we have come a long way in a short period since then to be right among the shake-up for promotion.

We know we can't afford to get carried away, because we have to maintain the form we are in and there is still a lot of hard work ahead.

If we remain focused, though, and keep doing the things we are good at, this could be a wonderful year for Huddersfield Town.

IS defending too deep and inviting pressure becoming a problem? David, Norfolk & Dave Booth, Rotherham

Jacko says : NO, it's not a problem as such.

When you come up against top sides such as Yeovil you are bound to come under pressure at some stage - especially when they throw five up front and caution to the wind.

We probably did defend too deep in the final 20 minutes, but I don't think we should be complaining too much about beating one of the top sides in the division 3-1.

At one stage, we were playing them off the park and it was a great win from a performance packed with spirit, endeavour and the energy of youth.

HOW pleased are you to have such strong back-up available at a vital time in the season? Jonjo, e-mail

Jacko says : IT is good to look at the Reserve team and see it so strong - Ian Hughes being the latest to make his comeback.

Earlier in the season, through suspensions and injuries, I was hardly ever able keep a settled side at first-team level, but we have now been fairly settled for quite a few weeks on the trot.

The back three, particularly, have been very strong.

Nathan Clarke has been oustanding, Efe Sodje has done superbly since taking the captain's armband and Steve Yates has probably been our most consistent performer in all the games.

We have been conceding very few goals (only eight in 12 matches) and I have always stressed to the lads that if we keep clean sheets we will win matches, because we are more than capable of scoring goals.

I was delighted to see Hughesy coming back in alongside Paul Scott and David Mirfin in the Reserves at Hillsborough in midweek, but it's going to be very difficult for them to force their way into the first team if the lads already there continue to play like they are.

That's exactly the sort of competition you want in your squad and it bodes well.

YOU said Yeovil were the best team we've faced. How do you think other people rate us? Mickey, Manchester

Jacko says : I SAID that about Yeovil because of the way they played against us down there.

They passed us off the park and, even though it was 2-1, I was very disappointed with our display.

We knew Tuesday night would be a totally different game to the previous one against Lincoln, which was a big physical battle. Tuesday was a game between two good footballing sides.

I don't really care about what other people say about us, but what I do want is for all our opposition to recognise they have been in a hard match when they've played us.

As long as we gain respect for never giving anyone an easy ride, I'll be very pleased.

I want us to show so much effort, determination and spirit that we are never steamrollered and for teams to know they are always going to be in for a hard time.

I know Adam Pearson at Hull rates us as the hardest working team he has seen, and Gary Johnson of Yeovil was very complimentary about us.

HOW did you latch on to Paul Rachubka? Dennis, Charlton fan

Jacko says : I KNEW him from Manchester United and from his loan spell at Oldham.

Paul then had quite a big-money move to Charlton (£200,000) and he was unfortunate last summer to suffer glandular fever, which takes quite a bit of getting over.

He didn't really start until November and he went on loan to Burnley with the intention of playing in their first team, but the keeper there suddenly did well.

Paul has been sitting on the bench for a month at Burnley and is desperate for some games.

His situation coincided with ours in that we were desperate to bring in some cover because of Ian Gray's injury, so I got straight on the phone, asked Paul to come down and have a look at us and we signed him straight away.

He is a quality keeper from the Premier League who has provided another boost to the squad.

AFTER doing so well against top sides, do you fear a slip against Carlisle? Leeds Roader, text

Jacko says: WE have the best record in the division against the top eight and we are going superbly, so I'm simply looking to carry that on for as long as possible.

It just so happens that apart from Oxford tomorrow and Hull and Mansfield towards the end of the season, almost all our games are against teams either stuck in mid table or battling relegation.

I'm not worried about who we play at the moment because I know that if we play to our capabilities, we will come out on top in the majority of games we play.

NATHAN CLARKE said how Lincoln surprised us with their formation early on. To what extent do Town make use of surprise tactics? Martin, Manchester

Jacko says : THE one variable we often use is Danny Schofield.

He can play on the right, the left or just behind the front two and teams often struggle to sort out how to mark Danny.

That happened against Lincoln. They did start with three up front, which caused us an initial headache, but they soon moved Fletcher back to pick up Danny because they were worried about him raiding from deep.

My overall view, though, is that formation and tactics are not the be all and end all - it's how you perform when the chips are down.

If we play like we can, we are better than anybody in this division. I'm confident of that.

CAN we sign Pawel Abbott or extend his loan? Mad Martin, Fartown

Jacko says : TALKS are ongoing on that subject.

Pav has done extremely well, he enjoys being at the club and his three goals in three games have been a massive boost.

I thought he had his best game against Yeovil and he's only 21, so he would be a great addition.

People said when Jon Stead left that we wouldn't score goals. Well I think we've answered those critics.

WHO is doing well in the Academy who might step up to the first team soon?

Jacko says: John McAliskey and John McCombe are both doing well, even though they still have a lot to learn.

Full credit to both of them, though, and McAliskey is putting together a good scoring record.

It just shows that Gerry Murphy, John Dungworth and the Academy staff are giving me players to work with who have a good chance in the game.