ARE you planning to sign a striker during the January transfer window? If Junior Mendes joins Northampton permanently, John McAliskey will be our only obvious cover for Pawel Abbott and Andy Booth. John, Golcar
Jacko says: OBVIOUSLY it is an issue I am aware of.
A lot depends on the situation at Northampton with Junior.
I spoke to their manager Colin Calderwood earlier this week, and I know he is pleased with the way Junior has been playing.
His loan runs out in the middle of January, so something will have to be decided either way by then.
The likes of Danny Schofield, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Chris Brandon can play up front.
But if Junior went, it would leave us a little bare in terms of cover, so there is a possibility I could try to bring someone in.
DID Andrew Watson's budget for this season include the possibility of an FA Cup tie at a club like Chelsea? Chris, Huddersfield
Jacko says: CLEARLY it would be unwise to budget for any kind of cup run, because you can't be sure it will happen.
We're all delighted to have drawn Chelsea, especially after giving a good account of ourselves against another Premier League club, Blackburn Rovers, in the Carling Cup, which was a tie which created a huge amount of interest among our fans, just like Chelsea will.
Hopefully we will make a lot of money out of the match.
The financial situation at the club is reviewed on a month-by-month basis, and it might be that the Chelsea tie could help fund an incoming signing.
Whether it does or not, it's good just to have such a lucrative game coming up in the New Year.
WHY don't we put a player on one or both of the posts at a free-kick to help our goalkeeper Paul Rachubka? John, Huddersfield
Jacko says: WE'VE found that when that happens, all you do is get opposing players taking up more central positions in the box, so there are more bodies in front of Paul Rachubka, which can be counter productive.
It's something we've looked at and worked on during training - set-piece practice is a very regular feature of our work - and we're happy with the way we defend free-kicks near our box, as is Paul Rachubka.
HOW many sets of each strip do we have? I ask because we played in red and black stripes both at Worcester, then at Milton Keynes two days later. That schedule left very little time for washing! John, Huddersfield
Jacko says: I'M glad this has come up, because it gives me the chance to praise three of my backroom staff, Andy Brook and Brian and Jean Leeming, who play a crucial role but don't get much in the way of recognition.
Andy is our kit man while Brian and Jean take care of washing and a host of other behind-the-scenes jobs within the club.
They've been really busy of late, because of having three away games in seven days (Worcester, MK Dons then Bristol City) left little room for turning things around.
All three of them are really hard working, and they can often be here until the early hours making sure everything is in place.
It's not just about the kit and equipment, there is also food and fluids, both before and after matches, to think about and make easily available for the players.
I know that wherever we are playing, it will all be taken care of.
In answer to the original question, we have just the one set of each kit, so it's bad news if the washing machine breaks down!
ARE you concerned by our recent spate of disciplinary problems? The knock-on effects of the three dismissals in terms of bans have proved costly. Brian, Almondbury
Jacko says: I'M not unduly concerned, because up until the matches at Worcester and MK Dons, our disciplinary record had been excellent.
Of course in the space of those two games, we had Danny Schofield, David Mirfin and Chris Brandon sent off, in my view, all three of them pretty harshly.
The subsequent bans were clearly something we could have done without, but cautions and sendings off are part and parcel of the modern game, and all clubs are affected.
Early in the season, a number of clubs had players sent off when playing against us. Now we have suffered through red and yellows.
As a manager, you have to ensure you have a squad which can cope.
I'M REALLY pleased to see Martin McIntosh back in action. Our young lads are great, but we still need men of experience to guide them. I also believe he would make a great skipper. What do you think? Brian, Almondbury
Jacko says: EXPERIENCE is exactly why I signed Martin McIntosh during the summer.
The two Clarkes, David Mirfin and John McCombe are all relatively young still, and Tosh's presence, both on the pitch and the training ground, counters that.
I had let Efe Sodje and Steve Yates go, so I was keen to bring in a seasoned centre-back.
It was a big setback when Tosh broke down during the Carling Cup tie at Chesterfield, just five matches into the season, but he's on the road to recovery, as his performance in Wednesday's Reserve match at Barnsley showed.
With such a busy period of matches approaching, I'm delighted that Tosh is pushing for a recall.
With regards to the captaincy, I am more than happy with the job being done by Jon Worthington.
I feel that over the last six or seven weeks, he has been back to his best.
He has taken the captaincy on board very, very well.
He handles the responsibility well on and off the pitch and he is respected throughout the club.
I couldn't wish for a better skipper thank Jon Worthington, and I also think Nathan Clarke, another young player who has come through our Academy, is doing a terrific job as his vice-captain.
I BELIEVE that by 2010, all Premiership managers will need to have the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence. Do you have ambitions of managing in the top flight, and will you try to obtain this licence? Dave, Thurstonland
Jacko says: IT'S something I'm looking into at the moment.
I have got the preliminary and full FA coaching badges.
Paul Jewell had those when Wigan got into the Premiership at the end of last season, and I believe he went on a crash course to get up to UEFA Pro level.
Clearly it is something you will have to have if you want to manage in the Premiership, and my ambition is to get there with Huddersfield Town, so it is an issue which I will have to address.
I enjoyed the FA full badge course, which I completed about eight years ago, because it makes you think about things and gives you the chance to learn from others, and I'm sure the UEFA course would provide the same opportunities.