DO you agree Chris Brandon is our most consistent player at the moment? His hard work, closing down and tracking back for 90 minutes are much appreciated by fans. Chris Hurst
Jacko says: I RATE Chris Brandon very highly indeed.
He didn't get into the professional game until he was 23, and had it happened three years earlier, I believe he would playing at a far higher level than he is.
He started out in non-League football at Bradford Park Avenue, and after Torquay gave him his big chance, I started to follow his progress quite closely.
He is a quality player, and I knew when I signed him from Chesterfield in the summer that his workrate and commitment was excellent.
He has been a good performer for me all season and I'm happy to report he enjoys the club and gets on very well with the rest of the boys.
Chesterfield offered him a new contract last summer and a number of other clubs were very interested in him, so I was delighted when he took up our offer.
He obviously knew we had just got promotion, he liked what we had to say to him, and as a Bradford lad, he knew the area already.
THE goal charts show Town very high on first-half scoring but very low on second-half scoring. I believe the main difference is that we are not matching opposition substitutions and/or tactical changes. What are your views? Martin, Manchester
Jacko says: MY view is more that for some reason, we are not taking chances in the second half of matches.
I am quite happy that we are creating chances throughout games.
Just this week, I was talking to the chief scout of Doncaster Rovers, who had been at the Galpharm when we drew 2-2 with Bristol City.
He was saying we could well have been four or five up by the time Bristol got their first goal midway through the second half.
Against Torquay last Saturday, we created clear-cut chances throughout the match, and we could easily have won it in injury time, when their goalkeeper made a great save from Chris Brandon.
I keep saying it, but one of these days we are going to wallop a side by five or six. If the chances weren't coming along I would be worried, but they are, and it is a case of putting them away.
You can do all you like on the training ground, but the time comes when it is down to the player out on the pitch to put the ball in the net.
WHEN Lee Fowler came on against Torquay, Town began to look more like scoring and everything seemed to stem from him. I know he can be his own worst enemy, but do you not think he now needs to play? Newsome Terrier
Jacko says: THIS is not a comment on Lee Fowler, but we were creating plenty of chances before he came on against Torquay.
Having said that, Lee is a very good player, who is well capable of creating chances.
I have been pleased with the work of Jon Worthington and Tony Carss in midfield, and Lee has had to be patient this season.
He did well after coming on last Saturday, and he had a good game for the Reserves against Grimsby on Wednesday afternoon.
It's important that when Lee does start a game, whether it's against Barnsley on Saturday or sometime after that, he shows me and the supporters just what he can do.
He is only 21 and still on a learning curve, but he has potential, as his call-ups for the Welsh Under 21s show, and it would be great to see him realise it here.
I DON'T want you to leave or be sacked, and I don't know anyone who does. But wasn't it you who created the expectation level of fans by predicting we would make the play-offs? Jacko fan
Jacko says: LET's not get carried away here.
This club had suffered two relegations in three seasons when I came here, and we managed to win promotion at the first attempt, which was great.
What I said right at the start of the season was that we were one of 15 clubs who could be up there.
We are not frightened of any side in this division, and I am disappointed we are not higher up.
As a manager you always strive to do as well as you can, but if, 18 months ago, I thought we would have won promotion and be holding our own in the higher division, which is what has happened, I'd have been fairly satisfied.
If we can finish in the top 10 this season, it will have been a fantastic achievement.
It could be this season, but people may have to be patient. What I will say is that we will win another promotion within the next three seasons and get back to where this club belongs.
I AM sorry some of our young lads got booed off after the Torquay match. Don't you feel like jumping into the crowd and walloping these so-called supporters? Therese, John Smiths
Jacko says: I WOULDN'T go that far!
What I have learned to accept is that there will always be an element of supporters who are never happy, and criticism goes with this job.
But the letters and messages I have received this week alone tell me the vast majority are behind me.