TOWN have signed keeper Paul Rachubka on loan from Charlton and he will be on the bench against Yeovil at the McAlpine tonight (7.45).
The 22-year-old has just returned to The Valley from a loan spell with Burnley and provides immediate back-up and competition for Phil Senior as Town enter a spell of five games in 15 days.
Born in California, 6ft 2in Rachubka was a £200,000 signing from Manchester United two years ago but has been unable to break past Dean Kiely and Ben Roberts in Alan Curbishley's Premier squad.
He has been on the bench at Turf Moor, too, and explained: "I'm delighted to get this opportunity with Huddersfield and I'm looking to get first-team games under my belt if at all possible.
"My season is really just getting under way after a bout of glandular fever in the summer, so I need to play games and the fact I'm joining a club going for promotion is a massive incentive for me.
"I know John Thorrington from Man Utd and Tony Carss from a loan spell I had with Oldham, and I'm looking forward to meeting the rest of the lads tonight.
"The set-up at the McAlpine is fantastic, the manager is immensely enthusiastic and we've got a busy spell coming up, so if we can start with a win against Yeovil tonight and then I can help the club push ahead for promotion, that will be excellent."
Rachubka made three senior appearances at Old Trafford and 20 for Oldham before a loan spell with Royal Antwerp in Belgium.
He joins a squad missing Nat Brown (groin) and waiting for a late fitness test on Lee Fowler (ankle) as Town bid to close on the automatic promotion places with a significant ninth win in 11 matches.
"I know about Paul as a player, I was impressed with him when he came over to the McAlpine for talks yesterday and he's a great addition to our squad at this stage," said Jackson, who has loan striker Pawel Abbott hunting a third goal in as many games as Tony Carss serves his one-match suspension.
"We are going into the most exciting period of the season, we are playing well, this is a massive game for us and we need all our fans down tonight to play their part."
Yeovil have Paul Terry available after paternity leave.
Town - (from) Senior, Holdsworth, Lloyd, Clarke, Sodje, Yates, Schofield, Worthington, Fowler, Booth, Abbott, Holland, Newby, Edwards, Mirfin, Mattis, Rachubka, Thompson, Scott, Ahmed, Thorrington.
Yeovil - Weale, Lockwood, Skiverton, Pluck, El Kholti, Weatherstone, Johnson, Way, Williams, Bishop, Stansfield. Subs (from): Gall, Lindegaard, Rodrigues, Collis, Elam, Terry.
Referee - Eddie Evans (Manchester).