THERE is an old saying in football circles that any team, in order to be successful, has to play to its strengths.
However, this seems not to be the case at the Galpharm.
It has been quite clear now for some time that 5-3-2 is not working.
Town look a completely different side when they play 4-4-2. On Saturday Bradford employed four players across the middle with two wide players and played us off the park in the first half.
The fact we were only one goal behind at half time was down to their inability to take chances rather than anything to do with our defending.
In the second half with Schofield on for Mirfin (it should have been Sodje) we reverted to 4-4-2 and reversed the situation, putting Bradford on the back foot. However, as at Oldham last week, we could not find a way through.
I know Jacko wants to make the Galpharm a fortress but we should do that by attacking teams and putting them under pressure and not by playing three central defenders and hoping to score on the break.
Up front I am concerned about Junior Mendes and his inability to play against good defenders. He does not offer himself to midfield players to have the ball played into his feet and lacks the passion for the shirt that for me is essential for any Huddersfield player.
Without Andy Booth we are very lightweight going forward and David Wetherall will not have many easier afternoons.
In my opinion the time has come to give a run to the 4-4-2 formation. Clarke and Mirfin in central defence with Brandon and Schofield offering width and Worthington and Fowler (when available) in the centre.
Up front we need to get a proven striker with experience who can also hold the ball up to play alongside Pav. Windass may be slow and bend the rules but I for one would like a player with his passion up front in a blue and white shirt.