HAVE you had chance to watch the video of the MK Dons match. If so, have your views of the sendings off changed in any way? Dave, Thurstonland

Jacko says: I HAVE had chance to watch the video, and my views haven't changed at all!

I don't think either Dave Mirfin or Chris Brandon should have been red carded.

Perhaps one of Mirf's challenges merited a yellow, but I certainly don't think he should have had two.

Both Chris's tackles were pretty innocuous, and I don't think either deserved cautions.

However both of them were sent off, and as a result, miss the Bristol City game tomorrow.

There's no avenue of appeal (you can only do that against straight reds) so we just have to get on with things and make sure we bounce back from a very disappointing game down at Milton Keynes.

We have the squad strength to do that, and I'm sure the players won't need much geeing up, because they were just as frustrated as I was.

I NOTICED Martin McIntosh was out on the pitch after the MK Dons game having a work-out. Is there any chance of him figuring at Brsitol City tomorrow? Tom, Holmfirth

Jacko says: NO. Martin is on his way back, but it's too early to be throwing him in tomorrow because he needs at least one Reserve game under his belt before he plays first-team football again.

He has worked very hard in training over the last couple of weeks, but there is still some rust to shake off after his knee injury. There's fit and then there's match fit, and they're quite different.

He would have played in the Reserve game against Grimsby on Wednesday had it not been called off, and now he will play against Barnsley this Wednesday.

Obviously we are without one centre-back, Dave Mirfin, tomorrow through suspension, but even without Martin, we have cover in Tom Clarke and John McCombe.

GIVEN the proximity of the MK Dons match to the Worcester Cup game, why didn't you use any substitutes on Tuesday? Helen, Mirfield

Jacko says: BECAUSE I didn't see the need to.

I thought we looked fit and strong and were controlling the game until their two goals in quick succession.

Even then, we kept going and had a great chance late in the game when Jon Worthington hit the post.

I have no worries at all about the fitness levels of my players.

ADNAN Ahmed has been on the bench for the last four matches in a row. How close is he to returning to the starting XI? Billy, Almondbury

Jacko says: ADNAN is a player I know I could put on for the last 20 or 30 minutes of a match, but given his injury problems, I don't think he is quite ready to start one yet.

Like Martin McIntosh, he will feature in the Reserves over at Barnsley, and that will be a big match for him.

He has had a horrendous time with his injury, which was basically tendinitis of the knee, but he has worked very hard to get back to something like full fitness.

He is doing really well in training, and had we not suffered so many Reserve match call-offs of late, he would be further on than he is.

It's a shame, because he did very well for me last season, and established himself over the second half of the campaign.

But he will be back.

WHAT is the situation with John McAliskey. Will he be moving on next month? John, Meltham

Jacko says: THERE are no plans for John to move on, and he is still very much a part of my plans.

He had a loan spell at Torquay to get some first-team football.

That finished early because he had a double hernia which needed attention, but he is now back to fitness and will be in the party which travels to Bristol.

We are a bit short on strikers at the moment, and I still think there is more to come from John, who is a young player I rate highly.

People forget how young he is (21) and after hitting the first-team scene with a big surge the season before last, things levelled out.

I feel he will come again, and don't be surprised to see him feature again before the end of the season.

AS a fellow manager who has returned for a second spell at the same club, how do you rate Harry Redknapp's chances of saving Portsmouth from relegation? Lucy, Holme Valley

Jacko says: IT'S a big ask for Harry to keep Portsmouth in the Premiership and it's going to be fascinating to see how they progress.

Clearly there was a dispute between Harry and Milan Mandaric (Portsmouth's chairman) which caused a parting of the ways a year ago, when Harry left then moved to Southampton, where he was unable to perform a survival act.

Mr Mandaric has said he made a mistake, which is refreshingly honest, and Harry has said he was too hasty in leaving, and it takes a brave man to do that.

Because of his Southampton links, there will be some fans who are bitterly against Harry's return, but there will also be those who are prepared to forgive and forget.

In the end, it will probably hinge on results on the pitch.

Harry's contract is only until the end of the season, but if they remain in the Premiership, I reckon he might well stay on!

I've played against Portsmouth, and I know they are a terrific club with very passionate fans.

I think their relegation would be a big loss for the Premiership.